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Moving the HME Industry Forward

General Healthcare

  • Medtrade Spring 2018 Call for Presentations
    June 19, 2017

    LAS VEGAS – Medtrade Spring organizers are now accepting proposals for presentations at Medtrade Spring 2018, scheduled for March 27-29, 2018, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Those who wish to share their knowledge as panelists are also urged to apply. read more »

  • Medtrade 2017 Early Registration is in Full Swing
    June 19, 2017

    ATLANTA – Early registration for Medtrade, the Fall edition of the nation’s premiere HME trade show, is open. The show will once again be held in its familiar home at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, from Oct 23-25, 2017.  read more »

  • Certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist (CDME) is Back at Medtrade
    June 19, 2017

    ATLANTA – Make the most out of your day one (Oct 23, 2017) experience at Medtrade by gaining knowledge at the Certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist (CDME) workshop. Officials at the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) will cover the scope of practice for the CDME, preparing attendees to take the CDME exam (additional $100 fee) on the final day of Medtrade (Oct 25) and earn the credential.  read more »

  • Purchase of DME Supplier - Earn-Out Provisions
    June 12, 2017

    AMARILLO, TX - Assume that John Smith owns 100% of the stock of (i) ABC Pharmacy, Inc. ("ABC Pharmacy") and (ii) ABC Medical Equipment, Inc. ("ABC Equipment"). Assume that XYZ Medical Equipment, Inc. ("XYZ") purchases all of ABC Equipment's stock, resulting in (i) Smith continuing to own ABC Pharmacy and (ii) ABC Equipment becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of XYZ. Now let's make the following additional assumptions: read more »

  • Research Predicts DME Market Growth
    June 12, 2017

    The U.S. durable medical equipment (DME) market is expected to reach USD $70.7 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. Researchers list key drivers as “prevalence of chronic diseases requiring long-term care, rapidly growing geriatric population, and increasing penetration of home healthcare services.” read more »

  • Early Registration Coming Soon
    June 05, 2017

    ATLANTA – Medtrade is 140 days away. read more »

  • I Am the HME Industry - Caretail-Only Provider Generates 675% Growth in Five Years
    May 29, 2017

    SCOTTSDALE, AZ – When Mark Nicotera purchased AZ MediQuip five and half years ago, the company’s revenue was 95% Medicare. By 2014, the 55-year-old Nicotera had morphed AZ MediQuip into a purely retail business with no Medicare. read more »

  • Georgia - The Latest Brick and Mortar State
    May 29, 2017

    AMARILLO, TX - Most states require a DME supplier to have some type of license. This requirement is imposed on the supplier located within the state, as well as the out-of-state supplier shipping into the state. A few states (e.g., Tennessee, Colorado) require the DME supplier to have a "brick and mortar" presence in the state before a license will be issued to the supplier. The latest state to impose such a "brick and mortar" requirement is Georgia. read more »

  • Praise for Medtrade Changes
    May 29, 2017

    ATLANTA – After reviewing many comments from exhibitors and attendees, Medtrade officials made some headline-grabbing changes last week. Longer panel discussions, for example, will allow for more in-depth learning to help attendees get maximum educational value. Exhibitor hours will now be 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday (day two) and Wednesday (day three), and the show will end with a reception (on the show floor) on Wednesday evening. read more »

  • Medtrade Evolution Continues
    May 22, 2017

    ATLANTA – After reviewing many comments from exhibitors and attendees, Medtrade officials are making changes. Longer panel discussions, for example, will allow for more in-depth learning to help attendees get maximum educational value. “We wanted to create more opportunity for real conversation and real relationship-building, along with appropriate educational time and expo time,” said Anna McDevitt, CEO of Lab Tactical, and a member of the Medtrade educational advisory board (EAB). read more »