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In brief: OIG report, call for proposals, new videocast


WASHINGTON – Medicare contractors were inconsistent in how they reviewed overpayments during the appeals process, says the Office of Inspector General in a new report.

Low rates in effect for Medtrade


ATLANTA – SmartSaver rates are in effect for Medtrade, Nov. 2-4 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, through Aug. 14.

Medtrade 2020: Pondering possibilities

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Mark Lind

ATLANTA – What will the Nov. 2-4 Medtrade look like in 2020? Wider aisles, sanitation stations, dedicated entrances/exits, and reimagined registration areas are all on the table. The Medtrade team is discussing these and other possibilities for putting on the event coming out of the COVID-19 situation.

Medtrade calls for presentations


ATLANTA – Medtrade is accepting presentation ideas for Medtrade East, Nov. 2-4 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Mom and baby market gains exposure


ATLANTA–While women’s health products have always been a Medtrade mainstay, the emerging mom-and-baby market has received a lot more attention in recent years.

Q&A: Know thy subcontractor

‘If it looks too good to be true, it probably is’

ATLANTA – If you’re an HME provider looking into outside marketing agencies, do your homework first, says Michael Silverman, an attorney with Florida Healthcare Law Firm.

Hope is not a strategy

Friday, November 1, 2019

Ask most anyone at Medtrade earlier this month, and they’ll tell you there was something in the air.

In brief: CMS downplays vent concerns, NSM and BraunAbility partner on education


WASHINGTON – CMS says it has safeguards in place to protect beneficiary access to non-invasive ventilators during Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

Exhibitors nab awards at Medtrade


ATLANTA – The Havanue Bag from Havanue took home Gold in the New Product Pavilion Providers’ Choice Awards at Medtrade on Oct. 23. The AirFit N30 CPAP Mask from ResMed took silver, and the 1100 Friction Drive Straight Stairlift from Handicare took bronze.

In brief: HHS proposes changes to Stark Law, Estrella named Homecare Champion


WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has proposed changes to the Stark Law that would, among other things, create new exceptions that recognize incentives are different in healthcare systems that pay for value- vs. volume-based care.