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Vendors jockey for position

August 22, 2014John Andrews

Software vendors realize they are serving a market beset by financial challenges, a shrinking provider base and changing business dynamics. Add to that: consolidation among their own ranks. Yet, despite all this, they remain optimistic about their future and the continued viability of the HME industry. One sure sign of that: Medtrade organizers reported earlier this year that many software vendors signed up for their booths early this year. It's obvious, amid the shakeout of proviers...

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Education reflects new era, new normal

August 22, 2014John Andrews

ATLANTA - The new era of HME is certainly reflected in the tone of Medtrade 2014's educational sessions, with a variety of tracks dedicated to niche markets, retail opportunities and other topics covering the “new normal,” education advisory board (EAB) members say. To keep HME providers abreast of the latest trends, programmers are including new seminar ideas while bringing back a popular favorite in a new format. The goal, they say, is to avoid the staid and superficial, while...

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Basic American Medical Products wins award

July 31, 2014HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Basic American Medical Products earned the “Elite Supplier” distinction at the 2014 LINK Conference. The distinction is give to suppliers that took part in last year's conference and have ranked as a top supplier based on provider evaluations of their level of preparation, consultation, innovation and overall value. “This seal identifies Basic American Medical Products as a progressive thought leader in long term care and senior living, and as an organization that...

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Medtrade sessions prep providers

July 2, 2014HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Medtrade will offer a new “niche market” track at this year's show. The six educational sessions address home modifications, ventilation services, support surfaces and therapeutic shoes. “Providers who dabble will likely not succeed, but those willing to put in the proper training and capital investment can establish a profitable business,” show organizers state in a press release. Medtrade takes place Oct. 20-23 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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At Heartland, providers learn about game changers

June 13, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa - Reimbursement may be shrinking, but the HME industry is standing on the cusp of explosive growth, The VGM Group's Mike Mallaro told attendees at the Heartland Conference last week. “Other industries would kill for the demand curve we are on,” said Mallaro, CFO, during his session, “HME Success: Building Your Business for the Next Five Years.” “You hear about the baby boomers and you get numb to it, but it's a massive game changer.” Heartland...

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Medtrade Spring has new schedule

December 10, 2013HME News Staff

LAS VEGAS - Medtrade Spring will run from Monday through Wednesday this year, March 10-12, organizers have announced. “Unlike in past years when the show ran from Tuesday to Thursday, it will run from Monday to Wednesday in 2014,” said Kevin Gaffney, group show director, in a release. “Attendee feedback has demonstrated to us that this is a more convenient timeframe.” Early bird registration for the Las Vegas event is open through Dec. 31.

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Time's running out to throw your name in the speaker ring

July 31, 2013HME News Staff

LAS VEGAS - The deadline to submit a proposal to Medtrade's Educational Advisory Board (EAB) for Medtrade Spring 2014 is Friday, Aug. 9. The EAB will evaluate proposals based on timeliness of topic, overall content, audience interest, creativity, prior speaking expertise, knowledge of subject matter, prior speaker evaluation results and speaker references. Sales presentations and incomplete submissions will not be considered. For more information, contact Toni Ward at [email protected]...

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