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PottyCap nabs top product award 

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PottyCap nabs top product award 

October 31, 2022HME News Staff

ATLANTA – Blanor Products won the Gold Award as part of the New Product Pavilion Providers’ Choice Awards at Medtrade East for its PottyCap portable urinal for women. The Motif Aura breast pump from Motif Medical won the Silver Award and the SitnStand standing-assistance system for wheelchairs from Life Assistant won the Bronze Award. All products were featured in the New Product Pavilion at Medtrade East and were voted as favorites by attendees. The awards are sponsored by HomeCare Media. 

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A trade show, and an industry, readies to evolve

October 25, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ATLANTA – Medtrade East provided the perfect opportunity for attendees to shake off the troubles of past years and build back their businesses, says Show Director York Schwab.  “I always tell people to be ready, when you come to Medtrade, to find something that is going to make a material impact on your business and be open to finding that,” he said. “Maybe it’s meeting someone new or finding a product you are not currently offering or learning something new...

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Audits: ‘It’s not fair, but it’s the reality’

October 25, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ATLANTA – The government has gotten much better at analyzing data for evidence of fraud, so HME providers need to be sure they are maintaining a culture of compliance.  That was a main takeaway during “Understanding How the Government Uses Audits to Bring Fraud Investigations” at Medtrade on Monday.  “(The Center for Program Integrity) is currently tracking all claims,” said Josh Skora, a partner with the law firm K&L Gates. “Once they have aberrant...

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'You need live data’

October 25, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ATLANTA – HME providers desperately need to collect and crunch data in real time to reduce hotspots in their businesses, speakers Kit Shellhouse and Bruce Gehring told Medtrade East attendees on Monday.  And doing so doesn’t have to require a fancy program or a big investment – pie charts derived from data in an Excel spreadsheet work just fine, said ACU-Serve’s Shellhouse, so long as it can be updated regularly, and it can be shared.  “Whatever it is,...

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In brief: Jim Walsh named Homecare Champion, Jo-Ellen Reed retires, product debuts

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In brief: Jim Walsh named Homecare Champion, Jo-Ellen Reed retires, product debuts

October 25, 2022HME News Staff

ATLANTA – Jim Walsh, chairman of the board for the VGM Group, was named the 2022 Van Miller Homecare Champion at the AAHomecare Update at Medtrade East on Tuesday. Tom Ryan, president and CEO of AAHomecare, said Walsh was “a driving force” in making sure that AAHomecare and VGM work as partners to elevate the HME industry. Jeremy Stolz, president of VGM & Associates, was on hand at the update to accept the award on Walsh’s behalf. Prior to the update, Stolz asked Walsh if...

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AAHomecare names six Homecare Champion nominees

October 6, 2022HME News Staff

ATLANTA – AAHomecare has announced the six candidates for the Van Miller Homecare Champion award. They are: Greg Duckworth, senior vice president of Med-South Inc.; John Gallagher, vice president, VGM Group; Zach Gantt, president & CEO of Encore Healthcare; Gene Sego, president of Sego's Home Medical Equipment; Jim Walsh, chairman of the board, VGM Group; and Kam Yuricich, executive director of OAMES. “We are proud to introduce the six outstanding candidates nominated by industry...

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Lean less heavily on waivers

October 4, 2022John Andrews

ATLANTA - As the HME industry ventures further into a post-pandemic landscape, providers should move away from reliance on audit waivers and flexibilities, Medtrade East speakers say.  While audits never stopped completely during the throes of COVID-19, federally sanctioned waivers helped staunch the burden to providers while the pandemic raged. Yet, now with the viral threat easing up, so are the audit breaks.  “I strongly encourage any suppliers who are relying on waivers...

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Medtrade East preview: Fond farewell to a special era

October 4, 2022John Andrews

ATLANTA – The last Medtrade in Atlanta is sure to bring out feelings of nostalgia this year, as long-time vendors and attendees reminisce about the hustle and bustle of the show’s glory days in the '80s and ‘90s at the Georgia World Congress Center.  While sentimentality is certainly a factor for some, there is also strong support for Medtrade moving to Dallas next year as it consolidates from two shows into one.  Doug Francis, president and CEO of St. Petersburg,...

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On sale: Stand Up tickets 

August 2, 2022HME News Staff

ATLANTA – AAHomecare is currently selling tickets for the Stand Up for Homecare reception at Medtrade East, Oct. 24-26 in Atlanta. The reception is an opportunity to connect and celebrate with fellow HME leaders. It will take place Oct. 25 from 5:30-7:30 on the rooftop of Ventanas. Funds raised at Stand Up for Homecare allow AAHomecare to support patient advocacy groups that represent a large cohort of people who depend on the products and services the industry provides. These groups, including...

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SmartSaver rates in effect for Medtrade East

June 22, 2022HME News Staff

ATLANTA – Registration is open for Medtrade East, scheduled for Oct 24-26 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. SmartSaver rates are now in effect through July 1 and are the lowest rates available ($125 for a Conference Pass and $30 for an Expo Pass). A Conference Pass includes full access to the Expo floor. This is the last year for Medtrade East. Beginning in 2023, there will be one combined event in Dallas on March 28-30. Register for Medtrade East.

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