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Still Pondering Medtrade Spring? Time to Jump Off the Fence

February 24, 2014

LAS VEGAS – The Spring version of the nation’s premiere HME event is just two weeks away. It’s not much time, but it’s enough time to make plans and head for the Nevada desert.

If you’re one of those so-called fence sitters, John Gallagher (pictured) has a word of advice. “I strongly suggest you jump off the fence and make the trip to Las Vegas,” says Gallagher, vice president, Government Relations, VGM & Associates, Waterloo, Iowa. “Yes, it is an investment of time and money, but the knowledge, ideas, networking, and inspiration you gain could make a huge impact on your business. Now is not the time to stay hunkered down in your office. There is strength in numbers, and Medtrade Spring is the place to bring it all together.”

Those who make the effort to attend can rest assured that Medtrade Spring will be an incredibly focused show. Right off the bat, on Monday, March 10, attendees have a special opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about topics that merit extra time.

“Brightree’s workshop at Medtrade Spring teaches HME professionals how to streamline their business processes, and dramatically increase the efficiency and accuracy of the billing process to grow their business,” says Lori Drayer, marketing events manager, Brightree LLC (Booth #1018). “Through detailed discussions and problem-solving scenarios, our highly trained professionals can help you create efficiencies and discover new revenue opportunities.”

Attendees can choose from four in-depth workshops in an effort to start the conference on an education-packed note. The following workshops all take place on Monday, March 10.

Using Brightree as a Business Management Tool
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Speaker: Kathy Quehl, Training Team Leader, Brightree
Presented by: Brightree

Recognizing Excellence in DME – An Introduction to the Certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist (CDME)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Presented by: BOC in partnership with MED Group

Understanding Venous Disease and the Business of Compression Hosiery
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Presented by: Evan McGill, national sales manager for Therafirm, a division of Knit Rite

The Mike Sperduti HME Growth Summit
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Presented by: Emerge Sales

Medtrade Spring takes place March 10-12 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Click Here to register for Medtrade Spring. For more information about educational sessions and the rest of the show, go to