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Medtrade Spring 2018: What's the buzz?

March 29, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

As a reporter, I'm the one used to asking the questions. At this year's Medtrade Spring show I found myself on the receiving end many times. Several people asked what product I'd seen I liked the best. Since I am not about to go on the record and play favorites, my answer instead was about the overall of trend of sleeker—and dare I say it, sexier—products coming to market. Although I did look longingly at the sleek and steamy humidifiers at the booth across from us. I have a lingering...

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Got milk? It's time for Medtrade Spring!

March 21, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Like many of you, I am gearing up for Medtrade Spring next week. My get-ready checklist looks something like this: Identify educational sessions to attend. Schedule face time with fellow attendees who are usually just voices on the phone. Bug HME Christina for all relevant travel confirmations and assorted paperwork. Verify that my “conference pants” still fit. Pack lots of reading material for the plane (there's no quick way from Maine to…anywhere). One item on my reading list: Arianna...

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Town Hall format rules

March 21, 2018John Andrews

If there's one thing Medtrade Spring survey respondents have said they want from the educational sessions, it's the chance to participate in the proceedings. So show organizers have gladly acquiesced, inviting all conference attendees to take part in a series of seminars in the Town Hall format.Jeff Baird, chairman of the Medtrade Education Advisory Board, says the interactive format “will keep the audience's attention and will facilitate a much better learning experience.” Most sessions...

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Medtrade Spring preview: Smaller show is Vegas ace

March 16, 2018John Andrews

LAS VEGAS - While the basic format for Medtrade Spring 2018 remains the same, the HME exposition at the Mandalay Bay on March 28-29 is counting on its Las Vegas ace-in-the-hole to give attendees their money's worth.“Because Medtrade Spring is a smaller show, it leads to even greater opportunities to tap into the wisdom and expertise of our presenters,” Show Director Kevin Gaffney said about the Vegas poker-themed advantage. “These presenters are on the lookout for new ideas...

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Medtrade Spring preview: Mobile technology pays off

March 9, 2018Jeff Rowe

LAS VEGAS - Mobile technology is changing the way HME providers do business with their patients every day, from placing orders at intake, making deliveries at the home or in a facility, or collecting co-pays.At Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas, in “Mobile Technology Integration: Improving Workflow and Operational Logistics,”attendees will hear first-hand from a panel of providers who implemented a mobile strategy, and subsequently increased efficiencies and drove down costs.HME News recently...

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Wanted: Hometown HMEs

February 27, 2018John Andrews

Just the name Doctor in the House conveys an impression that the Blue Bell, Pa.-based orthotics manufacturer isn't a run-of-the-mill product emporium. It is operated by a physician, Dr. Scott Fried, who specializes in hand surgery, and the company operates more like a practice than a factory.The company has had a presence at the Medtrade fall show in Atlanta for a few years, but this year they are expanding their HME industry presence by exhibiting at Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas. The reason, says...

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Speaker Q&A: Balance is key in 'new normal'

February 27, 2018Jeff Rowe

ATLANTA - What is the “new normal”for HME providers? That's the question many providers are grappling with as they work to chart a path forward in an environment marked by constant change.At Medtrade in Atlanta, in “HME the New Normal,” Ty Bello, president and founder of [email protected], will participate on a panel that will give turn-by-turn directions on how providers can improve their organization's health, leadership and overall business culture.HME News:What is the “new...

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In brief: HHS details status of appeals backlog, supplier dropped from lawsuit

December 1, 2017HME News Staff

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals receives more than a year's worth of appeals work every 24 weeks at the third level of appeals, according to a recent PDF posted to the agency's website.As of the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016, the pending workload at the administrative law judge level exceeded 650,000 appeals, while annual adjudication capacity going forward was about 92,000 appeals, according to the “HHS Primer: The Medicare Appeals Process.”At...

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