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Necessity, not novelty

August 23, 2013Jennifer Keirn

It used to be caregivers who were online searching for a lift chair for Mom or a respiratory provider for Dad. But online demographics have changed drastically.Sixty percent of adults 65-plus are online, and adults 50 to 65 years of age spend an average of 2.4 hours a day on Facebook. The fastest-growing demographic on Twitter—with 79% growth—is 55- to 66-year-olds.These kinds of statistics show how critical it is for HME providers to create a robust online presence, says Jeremy Kauten,...

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Making connections

August 23, 2013John Andrews

Networking opportunities take many forms at Medtrade—it could be in the corridor after a seminar, a face-to-face during an industry fundraiser or at a way station in the exhibit hall. It is during these moments that attendees often take away valuable “a-ha” ideas.Educational advisory board member Jeff Baird considers informal networking between seminars to be nearly as productive as the programs themselves.“This is a valuable opportunity for attendees to share their problems...

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Exhibitors stand ready to support

August 23, 2013John Andrews

Networking opportunities take many forms at Medtrade—it could be in the corridor after a seminar, a face-to-face during an industry fundraiser or at a way station in the exhibit hall. It is during these moments that attendees often take away valuable “a-ha” ideas.Educational advisory board member Jeff Baird considers informal networking between seminars to be nearly as productive as the programs themselves.“This is a valuable opportunity for attendees to share their problems...

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'Medicare be damned'

August 23, 2013John Andrews

If the time was ever right to make a clean break from Medicare, it is now, say organizers of the Medtrade educational track. The highly exclusionary competitive bidding initiative, combined with cumbersome regulations and ultra-low reimbursement levels, have conspired to make serving Medicare not viable for the HME industry.Yet walking away from Medicare isn't the end of the world, and may indeed open doors to new business opportunities providers haven't considered before. And it will be those alternative...

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Medtrade opens early bird registration

June 7, 2013HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Early bird registration is now open for Medtrade, scheduled for Oct. 7-10 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, according to a press release. “Whatever happens in the next few months from a legislative standpoint, Medicare will be the ideal place to regroup, plan and get inspired for the work ahead,” stated Kevin Gaffney, group show director. “Our educational advisory board is working to ensure that all facets of Medtrade will be highly relevant to the realities...

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