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Medtrade director: Two exibitors do not make or break a trade show

Friday, November 16, 2007

HME News asked Medtrade Show Director Kevin Bird a few questions about Invacare's decision not to attend the Medtrade shows next year. Here's what he had to say:

Invacare drops out of Medtrade

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Here's some big news from Invacare. The industry giant announced this morning (Nov. 15) that it will not exhibit at either Medtrade Spring or the fall Medtrade show next year.

Industry responds

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The responses to the OIG's report comparing Medicare and Internet prices for power mobility devices (PMDs) are streaming in.

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‘Free-Wheeling Payments’

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

It became harder, on Nov. 9, to shrug off an Office of Inspector General (OIG) report comparing Medicare and Internet prices for power mobility devices (PMDs).

NPR tackles DME fraud—again

Thursday, November 8, 2007

You might remember that on Oct. 11, National Public Radio ran a story on DME fraud in South Florida that did not include the industry's perspective. That ommisson outraged a bunch of providers who complained to NPR about the unbalanced report. NPR took those complaints to heart, and on Nov.

A little PR goes a long way

Monday, November 5, 2007

A lot has been said about the need for home medical equipment providers to get the mainstream media’s attention. It’s hard to believe, but most people don’t know about HME (unless they’re caring for an elderly or disabled family member of friend).

Read it and weep

Friday, November 2, 2007

The OIG’s Work Plan for 2008 has a ton of DME investigations on tap. To see a copy of the Work Plan, click here. The HME section starts on page 31.