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Show opens: Smaller, but still strategic

October 8, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

OCCC - To no one's surprise, the atmosphere on the first day of  Medtrade 2013 was reserved. Still, show organizers remain optimistic.“We expected attendance to be down, but it's better than what we expected,” said Kevin Gaffney, group show director for Medtrade. “I think people understand where the industry is.”This year's show features more than 200 educational sessions and 560 exhibitors.Floor traffic was heaviest at booths where the focus was on collecting every dollar....

Attendance, Medtrade, Show Dailies

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'AAHomecare has your back'

October 8, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

OCCC - Things may be a mess on Capitol Hill, but the HME industry continues to win small victories in the fight against competitive bidding, AAHomecare officials told Medtrade attendees during a Washington Update on Tuesday.Case in point: AAHomecare has had great dialogue with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) about concerns that CMS has awarded contracts to providers that didn't meet licensure requirements in four states.“We had to convince them that we were worthy of a meeting,”...

AAHomecare, Competitive Bidding, Medtrade, Show Dailies, Washington Update

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Trending on Twitter: #ILoveMedtrade

October 8, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

OCCC - It pays to talk up Medtrade on Facebook and Twitter.Show planners will award prizes to exhibitors and attendees throughout Medtrade as part of its Social Fan Appreciation Giveaway promotion.“We want people talking about their favorite new products, the best sessions—the things they can't wait to get back home and put into use,” said Christina Brown, founder of Stina Bee Marketing & Events and social media director at Medtrade 2013. “When the industry starts to talk...

Facebook, Medtrade, Show Dailies, social media, twitter

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On the Editor's Desk

Medtrade or bust

October 9, 2012Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I feel like I should apologize to many of you in advance for being missing-in-action from the HME News booth (2928) at Medtrade next week. You see, the HME News team will be putting together the Show Dailies, which means we'll be running around chasing stories (by we, I mean me, Managing Editor Theresa Flaherty, Associate Editor Elizabeth Deprey and Web Editor Leif Kothe), taking photos (that'll be Production/Creative Director Glen Halliday) and polling attendees for the question of the day (that'll...

Home Medical Equipment (HME), Medtrade, Show Dailies

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