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New bid bill will drop soon

March 4, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - With no time to lose, HME industry stakeholders are ready for another run at the competitive bidding program.Legislation in the works by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., would delay the next round of cuts for nine to 12 months, depending on the CBO score.“This proposal is fresh and new,” said Jay Witter, senior vice president of government relations for AAHomecare during the association's legislative update at Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas last week. “There will be a bill here...

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Trending at Medtrade: Optimism, selfies and … man buns?

March 2, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Vegas is a Starbucks and Pepsi kind of town; I am a Dunkin Donuts and Diet Coke kind of girl. So, I adapt, getting my morning caffeine fix from that Seattle brew (but eschewing Pepsi in favor of water—I do have my standards). Adapt is a word that most providers are all too familiar with and it's a recurring theme here at Medtrade Spring. As one provider told me Tuesday afternoon, “We've decided we're not going to just give up.” The folks at AAHomecare are also adapting, ready to...

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Talking audits over cocktails

January 22, 2016John Andrews

If there are any two words that are incompatible in the HME industry, it's “audit” and “happy.” Except when they are combined for the Audit Happy Hour at Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas.From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 29, show attendees are invited to stop by and sip cocktails courtesy of ACU-Serve and Mediware, while discussing audit experiences with their peers and industry experts in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.“It's a nice excuse to imbibe some beverages...

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Spring show 'serious' biz

January 22, 2016John Andrews

While every expense in a highly cost-sensitive HME environment should rightly be scrutinized, the thing to keep your eye on: return on investment, says Medtrade Spring Group Director Kevin Gaffney. The Feb. 29-March 2 trade show and conference at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas has been methodically developed to bring a strong return on time, effort and money spent for those who attend, he said.“Medtrade is the industry's trade show and HME providers who are serious about their...

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