Atlanta show: It's academic

Monday, September 30, 2002

After a three-year absence, Medtrade is returning to Atlanta. And it's returning with a bulked up offering intended to educate and help you run your business. To that end, HME News also compiled a partial list of new products you'll see at the show, and offered a bit of advice on what seminars to attend (see list just to the right).
Check out this list of show stoppers:

- Billing Boot Camp. The VGM Group and Jane's Billing & Consultation Services (JB&CS) will present a military-style Billing Boot Camp on Sunday, Oct. 27 and Monday, Oct. 28.

- Continuum of Care Conference on Oct. 28 is a one-day, all-day workshop for health care professionals. The conference's content is categorized into three tracks: Rehab and Assistive Technology; Home Health Nursing and Respiratory/Sleep Disordered Breathing. Each track is approved for 6.5 CEUs.

- Expanded Exhibit Hall. This year, Medtrade will encompass two show floors in the Georgia World Congress Center.

- HMExcellence Awards. The HMExcellence Awards for the industry's best HME, home respiratory and rehab technology providers will be presented Tuesday, Oct. 29 immediately following AAHomecare's Washington Update, which begins at 5:15 P.M. Organized by AAHomecare, HME News and Medtrade.

- Rehab/Assistive Technology and Respiratory/Sleep-Disordered Breathing Training Centers. The Medtrade show floor will be host to some of the most respected and dedicated leaders in rehabilitation and respiratory care, providing attendees with a complete understanding of today's critical issues through hands-on education.

- Respiratory Therapy Program. The MED Group will sponsor a series of nine educational seminars designed especially for respiratory therapists. Beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 29, three seminars will be presented each day. Attendees may receive continuing education credit.

- Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) will address Medtrade attendees on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 9:30 A.M. Grassley will focus on how upcoming legislation for Medicare will affect the HME industry. HME