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'Don't overdo it'

May 28, 2021Tracy Orzel

While the Office of Inspector General lays out seven elements for an effective compliance program, Kelly Grahovac, senior consultant at The van Halem Group, says providers should focus on doing a few really well to avoid spreading themselves too thin. HME News spoke to Grahovac, who is co-hosting the Medtrade session, “Your Most Important Profit Center is a Corporate Compliance Program,” about which components to focus on and what mistakes to avoid. HME News: What are the top three...

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Set expectations, set up for success

May 28, 2021Tracy Orzel

If you want to manage your staff successfully, consistency is key, says Kit Shellhouse, vice president of operations for ECS North. Here’s what Shellhouse, who will be hosting a Medtrade session on how to monitor employees without micromanaging them, had to say about establishing expectations and what to do when employees don’t meet them. HME News: How should executives manage staff? Kit Shellhouse: Set realistic, mutually agreed upon expectations and communicate often. Provide...

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'Back to business'

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'Back to business'

May 28, 2021John Andrews

PHOENIX – The organizers of Medtrade West are taking a bold step toward returning the HME industry to normalcy by holding an in-person trade show in Phoenix July 12-14. The live event coincides with a rebranding and relocation of Medtrade’s adjunct spring show and boasts a new associate show director in York Schwab. “We are definitely seeing overall pandemic numbers trending in the right direction and tens of millions have already been vaccinated,” Schwab said about why...

Home Medical Equipment, Medtrade West, York Schwab


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Medtrade: Early rates go into effect, call for presentations extended

May 3, 2021HME News Staff

PHOENIX and ATLANTA – Early rates for Medtrade West are in effect through May 15. Early rates offer a $50 savings on a conference pass, compared to advance rates, and $130 in savings, compared to standard rates. Savings are also available for expo passes. Medtrade West is scheduled for July 12-14 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Click here to register…Show organizers have extended the call for presentations for Medtrade East until May 14. Click...

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On the Editor's Desk

What's your personality type?

April 16, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

It seems all any of us in the HME industry can talk about these days is in-person events (We are, after all, at the time of this writing, still waiting for the DMEPOS final rule; otherwise, that might be the dominant talking point). Will in-person events happen? Will people go to them? Certainly by July, the time of the industry’s first planned in-person event – Medtrade West, July 12-14 at the Phoenix Convention Center – all those who want to be vaccinated will be vaccinated,...

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In brief: AdaptHealth CEO, sequestration relief, HCD funding

April 16, 2021HME News Staff

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – Luke McGee has been placed on unpaid leave from his roles as co-CEO and director of AdaptHealth after authorities in Denmark formally charged him with alleged tax fraud.  The alleged fraud stems from personal activity that occurred between March 2014 and August 2015, and has no connection to AdaptHealth’s business, according to a statement from the company’s board of directors.  “The board of directors of AdaptHealth takes...

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Medtrade West debuts Expo preview

April 12, 2021HME News Staff

PHOENIX – Medtrade West will feature “Welcome to Phoenix Night” on July 13 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., giving attendees a chance to preview the Expo floor. Multiple bars will be set up for the event, including one sponsored by AAHomecare. “I envision attendees getting a glass of beer or wine and taking a preliminary lap around the floor,” said York Schwab, associate show director, Medtrade. “The Preview Night is a great time to prioritize,...

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Show organizers gear up for Medtrade West, Medtrade East

April 6, 2021HME News Staff

PHOENIX – Registration is officially open for Medtrade West, scheduled for July 12-14 at the Phoenix Convention Center.  SmartSaver rates, good through April 17, mean $25 for an Expo Pass and $99 for a Conference pass (which also includes access to the Expo).  “It’s been a long road to get to this moment when we can confidently offer registration for an in-person show,” said York Schwab, associate show director, Medtrade West and Medtrade East,...

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In brief: 2021 fee schedule, health care spending, Medtrade West 

December 18, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON ­– Non-competitive bidding areas will see a slight decrease in Medicare reimbursement, based on the 2021 fee schedule CMS released last week.  Rural areas will see a decrease of about 0.2% and non-rural areas will see a decrease of about 0.5%, according to an analysis of the top 25 HCPCS codes by AAHomecare.  CMS will continue to apply the CARES Act relief rates in rural and non-rural areas, resulting in rates in non-rural...

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Medtrade West rescheduled 

December 18, 2020HME News Staff

PHOENIX – Medtrade West has been pushed from April to July, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled for April 12-14, the show will now take place July 12-14 at the Phoenix Convention Center. “Our communities are incredibly eager to come together again in person,” said York Schwab, associate show director. “After consulting with key, long-standing exhibitors and attendees, we made the decision to secure dates in July in order...

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