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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.

In brief: Growth in healthcare spending lower than average, CMS backs unique device identifiers


WASHINGTON – Total healthcare spending growth is expected to average 5.8% annually over 2015-2025, according to a report published July 13 by Health Affairs and authored by CMS’s Office of the Actuary.

Power soccer returns to Medtrade


ATLANTA – The United States Power Soccer Association returns to Medtrade this year. The USPSA will play two games on the show floor on Nov. 1, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Exact times are to be determined.

VGM’s retail experts hit the road


ATLANTA – The 2016 VGM Retail Science Roadshow will culminate in an eight-hour show at Medtrade, Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Atlanta. Before Medtrade, however, the roadshow will make pit stops in Louisville, Ky., on July 19 and Dallas on Sept. 13.

Early registration opens for Medtrade


ATLANTA – Early registration for Medtrade opens Monday. “We are preparing a show that is designed to help providers deal with changing times,” said Kevin Gaffney, group show director.

Short takes: Medtrade, URise Products, Valumatrix


Medtradeshow organizers are accepting submissions for conference session ideas until May 9.

Short takes: Lincare, Golden Technologies, Medtrade, AOPA


Lincareis once again a member of AAHomecare after failing to renew its membership in 2008 …Golden Technologies has named Carrie Ernest as its new marketin

Medtrade exhibitors snag product, booth awards


ATLANTA – Before Medtrade closed on Thursday afternoon, show organizers bestowed awards on several exhibitors for their products and booths.

Retail finalists show off


ATLANTA – Pride Mobility took top honors with its Go Go Folding Scooter at the 2015 Innovative HME Retail Product Awards held last week at Medtrade.