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Judges name retail finalists


ATLANTA – Judges for the biannual Innovative HME Retail Product Awards have named eight finalists that will advance to an onsite judging round at Medtrade.

The finalists are (in alphabetical order):

HME Woman of the Year finalists announced


WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has named the four finalists for the inaugural HME Woman of the Year Award. They are: Rose Schafhauser, owner of Association Management, who serves as executive director for MAMES, AZMESA and WAMES; Dr.

Mediware goes mobile with CareTend


LENEXA, Kan. – Mediware Information Systems will launch the CareTend Anywhere mobile application at Medtrade later this month. The app allows customers to access Mediware’s CareTend software application from any location, regardless of the device they are using.

‘The Retail Doctor’ to present at Medtrade


ATLANTA – Golden Technologies will sponsor an exclusive presentation by Bob Phibbs, known as “The Retail Doctor,” at Medtrade. Phibbs will present at 4 p.m. on Oct. 31 in Room C111; seating is limited to 300.

In brief: Bill seeks to change LCD process, Apria provides notice of security breach


WASHINGTON – Two senators recently introduced a bill that seeks to improve the transparency and accountability of the local coverage determination (LCD) process performed by the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs).

VGM runs up to Woman of the Year award


WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has announced the members of its HME Woman of the Year Honorary Selection Committee.

Register now for reduced rate


ATLANTA – Early registration for Medtrade ends at midnight on Saturday, Sept. 24. After that date, the $25 expo fee increases to $50, and the $99 conference/education session rate increases to $199.

Power soccer team prepares to ‘shock’ at Medtrade


ATLANTA – Team USA, the World Cup Power Soccer Champions, will play two exhibition games on Nov. 1 at Medtrade. Players will be introduced at AAHomecare’s Washington Update, and will play one game in the morning and one in the afternoon on the show floor.

In brief: AAH launches PR campaign, Pride updates MAP Policy


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has partnered with DCI Group, a public relations firm, to help move bid relief legislation forward.

HME Retail Product Awards are back


ATLANTA – Medtrade is calling for submissions for its Innovative Retail Product Awards. Like last year, judges will review products and advance eight of them to a final onsite judging round, hosted by Jim Greatorex, who works in Business Development for The VGM Group.