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In brief: Senate Finance Committee approves Azar, AASM recruits providers and patients


WASHINGTON – The Senate Finance Committee has approved the nomination of Alex Azar as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services by a 15-12 margin. The vote was split along party lines, with Democratic Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., joining Republicans.

Medtrade Spring heats up, Medtrade planning in progress


LAS VEGAS ­– Early registration rates for Medtrade Spring end Jan. 31, show organizers have reminded providers. Early registration rates are $50 for the Expo pass and $199 for the conference pass.

Medtrade attendees pick top new products


ATLANTA – Medtrade attendees picked the Owlet Smart Sock 2 with Connected Care from Owlet Baby Care as the winner of the New Product Pavilion Provider’s Choice Gold Award.

HME industry ‘cuts to the chase’in bid fight

Update: Number of original co-sponsors for draft relief legislation hits 10

ATLANTA – The HME industry is leaner and meaner than ever, but it’s still in fighting shape, AAHomecare President and CEO Tom Ryan told Medtrade attendees at the Washington Update on Tuesday morning.

 “We are still in battle, still advocating,” he said.

Quality care model pegged as ‘new frontier’


ATLANTA – As health care continues its shift from a quantity to quality care model, there’s no simple answer as to how DME providers can make sure they’re part of the picture, said attorneys at Medtrade on Monday.

Barbara Smith named Woman of the Year


ATLANTA – Barbara Smith, CEO of Healthline Medical Equipment in Wichita Falls, Texas, was named the 2017 HME Woman of the Year at Medtrade this morning.

Bring complex rehab back to Medtrade

We are simply too busy trying to count trees that we cannot see the growing forest

With the onset of competitive bidding, the shifts in previously purchased products to now rentals and reimbursement cuts, the availability in education and attendance of manufacturers at Medtrade has significantly declined over the recent years.

Short takes: Pride Mobility, Cure Medical, Medtrade


Exeter, Pa.-based Pride Mobility Products responded to a local news report in Richmond, Va., about a woman whose scooter stopped working by hooking her up with a local provider, Trust Care Rehab and Mobility, and a new Go Go Elite Traveler.

AAH seeks nominations for homecare champion


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is accepting nominations for the 2017 Van Miller Homecare Champion Award.

US power soccer team takes second place in World Cup


KISSIMEE, Fla. – Team USA has taken second place in the 2017 Fédération Internationale of Powerchair Football Association (FIPFA) World Cup in Kissimee, Fla. Team USA was going for its third consecutive World Cup win.