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Moving the HME Industry Forward

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Legislative Advocacy

  • AAHomecare Partners with Patient Groups, Preps for Stand Up for Homecare
    February 08, 2016

    WASHINGTON, DC - In recent years, AAHomecare has focused on strengthening partnerships with leading patient advocacy groups whose members depend on home medical equipment. Last week, AAHomecare met with leaders from some of these groups to map out plans to address their legislative priorities related to HME. read more »

  • Medtrade Power Lunch Dishes Up Food for Thought
    February 08, 2016

    LAS VEGAS - For those attending Medtrade Spring, a large helping of quality education and networking opportunities await. On Tuesday, March 1, VGM is hosting the Power Lunch, one of the must-attend events during Medtrade Spring. This year’s event features 11 facilitators leading roundtable discussions on seven topics. read more »

  • Get Out of Your Comfort Zone - Join Us at Medtrade Spring
    February 01, 2016

    LAS VEGAS - There are exactly four weeks to go until Medtrade Spring. This year’s show is scheduled to begin on the memorable date of Feb 29, running through March 2 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. read more »

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Billing/Reimbursement

  • Medtrade Spring Exhibitor Spotlight: CareTend Continues Momentum a Year After Debut
    February 01, 2016

    LAS VEGAS - The first release of CareTend made waves at last year’s Medtrade Spring, and software designers at the Lenexa, Kansas-based Mediware Information Systems have added several new HME and Infusion features for this year’s show (Booth #544), scheduled for Feb 29-March 2 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. read more »

  • GAMES 2015 Billing, Reimbursement, and Audit Workshop
    November 16, 2015

    ATLANTA – The Georgia Association of Medical Equipment Services (GAMES) is hosting a Workshop for billing department personnel. The event features several speakers, including Medtrade Educational Advisory Board member Wayne van Halem read more »

  • Real World Fraud Lessons from the Pharmacy Arena
    November 16, 2015

    AMARILLO, TX - In fraud and abuse land, there are several wise sayings that DME suppliers need to follow. One is “If your brain tells you one thing, and if your stomach tells you something else, ignore your brain and trust your stomach.” Another is “If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and sounds like a duck … then it is a duck.” A third saying is “Truth always bubbles to the surface. If you are doing something you should not be doing, then someone knows about it.” And a final saying is “The DME supplier lives in a glass house. It has no choice but to be pristine in everything it does.” read more »

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Rehab/Mobility

  • Can’t-Miss Areas on the Medtrade Spring Show Floor
    February 08, 2016

    Medtrade Spring's New Product Pavilion, sponsored by HomeCare Magazine, is where attendees will see innovative HME products that have been on the market for less than one year. Medtrade Spring attendees will vote on their favorites and the top three vote getters will receive Providers’ Choice Awards.   read more »

  • Physician Orthopedic Bracing Program: Support Services by DME Supplier
    January 04, 2016

    AMARILLO, TX - Assume that ABC Medical Equipment is a DME supplier that specializes in providing custom-fitted and off-the-shelf (OTS) orthotics to customers. Assume that ABC wishes to enter into an arrangement with a physician to assist with the organization, implementation, and management of an in-house orthopedic bracing program. read more »

  • What a Day for DayDreamer
    December 07, 2015

    ATLANTA - At the Oct 2015 Medtrade, judges and attendees cast their votes for the top three products in the biannual Innovative HME Retail Product Awards (sponsored by HomeCare magazine). The DayDreamer Lift Chair from Golden Technologies took third place after manufacturer representatives from all eight finalists made presentations in what proved to be a tight race. read more »

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Respiratory/Sleep

  • ResMed and Lincare Make Big Acquisition Moves
    February 08, 2016

    SAN DIEGO -  ResMed (Booth #636 at Medtrade Spring, scheduled for Feb 29-March 2 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas) has acquired Inova Labs Inc (Booth #441 at Medtrade Spring), a privately-held medical device company that develops and commercializes innovative oxygen therapy products. read more »

  • Strong Respiratory Presence at Medtrade Spring
    January 25, 2016

    LAS VEGAS – With 35 days remaining until the start of Medtrade Spring, exhibitor sign-ups under the sleep/respiratory category are strong (see chart). Exhibitors such as San Diego-based ResMed are preparing for the show (scheduled for Feb 29-March 2 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas) on the heels of considerable momentum thanks to strong revenue numbers. read more »

  • Revenue Up at ResMed - Visit Them at Booth #2011
    October 26, 2015

    SAN DIEGO - Quarterly revenue for Medtrade exhibitor ResMed was $411.6 million, an 8% increase compared with the quarter ended Sept 30, 2014 (a 15% increase on a constant currency basis). read more »

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Manufacturer/Provider

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General Healthcare

  • Power Lunch at Medtrade Spring: Food for Thought
    February 08, 2016

    LAS VEGAS - Sponsored by The VGM Group, the Power Lunch at Medtrade Spring features six facilitators from VGM, along with experts Mary Ellen Conway, Denise Leard, and Miriam Lieber. read more »

  • Three Weeks to Go Until Medtrade Spring - Limited Spots Still Available for Networking Events
    February 08, 2016

    LAS VEGAS – Medtrade Spring is just three weeks away, and it’s not too late to find reasonable airfare and book a hotel to Las Vegas. This year’s show is scheduled for Feb 29-March 2, 2016, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. read more »

  • Working With Physicians in Rural Areas
    February 08, 2016

    AMARILLO, TX - The low Medicare reimbursement amounts, for competitive bidding (“CB”) items, are expanding to non-CBAs. Said another way, CB is finding its way to rural America. Rural DME suppliers are having to recalibrate their business models in order to serve their patients for less money. On many levels, this is a daunting challenge. The supplier may need to reduce its services. read more »

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