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Limited Seats Still Available for Networking Events

March 30, 2015

LAS VEGAS – If you’re in Las Vegas today for Medtrade Spring, limited space is still available for valuable networking events such as The HME Breakfast Club and The Audit Happy Hour.

The Audit “Happy” Hour, sponsored by ACU-Serve, is scheduled for today—Monday, March 30, from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm in South Pacific I, with speaker Jeffrey S. Baird, JD, chairman, Health Care Group, Brown & Fortunato PC. Audits may not be particularly happy, but figuring out how to navigate them can lighten the mood. Medtrade Spring is making it fun by giving you that opportunity, and a chance to meet with experts at a relaxed networking reception.

So grab a glass of wine, beer (audits do drive us to drink, right?!), or coca cola, and meet with audit experts. You may also wish to attend the Audit Power Panel & Roundtable from 2:45-4:15, also on Monday, take a break at 4:30, then move on to the Audit Happy Hour. Tickets are limited for this unique Q&A and networking opportunity. Go online and add to your existing registration, or purchase tickets in the Bayside B section of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

HME Breakfast Club
Sponsored by Laboratory Tactical Consulting, Strategic A/R and Wheel:Life, the HME Breakfast Club, scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, from 8:30 am – 10:00 am., is a great way to start your day, get inspired, eat some food, and meet other like-minded HME professionals.

A ticket includes breakfast, time to chat with peers, and Pamela Kaehler (pictured), executive director of Fairmont Home Medical, will give a keynote speech. As an HME veteran, mother, and a wife, Kaehler is familiar with the juggling act of modern life, and she is eager to share her wisdom. Go online and add to your existing registration, or purchase tickets in the Bayside B section of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Power Lunch
Most categories for The Power Lunch at Medtrade Spring (sponsored by The VGM Group and produced in cooperation with Capital Healthcare Group) sold out quickly, but a few seats are still available for those who act quickly. Even if you have already registered for Medtrade Spring, it is easy to add/edit your registration. Click Here to register for The Power Lunch, or go to the Bayside B section of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center to register at the registration area.

Scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, from 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. in South Pacific F, The Power Lunch allows attendees to fuel up on food and information on one of eight topics. Attendees fill their plates with lunch, then head to pre-selected tables where moderators kick off a roundtable discussion.

The following categories still have a few seats remaining:  
• LEGAL: Gifts to and Payment of Expenses for Physicians, Nursing Homes and Referral Sources
Facilitators: Jeffrey S. Baird, JD, Elizabeth H. Jepson, JD, and Neil Caesar, JD
• REGULATORY: The Current Picture in DME: Today’s Hot Button Regulatory Concerns
Facilitator: Kim Brummett
• AUDITS: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Audits and More
Facilitator: Mary Ellen Conway (pictured)
• BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: How to Reduce Costs and Improve Profits in Your HME Business
Facilitators: Bruce Brothis; Jay Williams
• DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS: Order Intake and Documentation – A Harmonious Coupling
Facilitator: Miriam Lieber
• HOME ACCESSIBILITY: Home Accessibility Solutions
Facilitators: Dave Henderson; Jerry Kiederling
• RETAIL: Marketing for Today’s HME Retail
Facilitators: Jim Greatorex; Louis Feuer; Rob Baumhover
• WEB MARKETING: Ecommerce Like a Champ: Competing with the Big Guns of Ecommerce
Facilitators: Carrie Fitzgerald; Christina Throndson

If you have yet to register for Medtrade Spring, registration is still open, and anyone who has any questions about the registration process should call: (877) 914-4677 (toll free) or (240) 439-2984 (International residents) between the hours of 9:00 am – 6:00 pm eastern standard time, or email: 

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