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ATLANTA – Early registration for Medtrade ends at midnight on Saturday, Sept. 24. After that date, the $25 expo fee increases to $50, and the $99 conference/education session rate increases to $199.

Power soccer team prepares to ‘shock’ at Medtrade


ATLANTA – Team USA, the World Cup Power Soccer Champions, will play two exhibition games on Nov. 1 at Medtrade. Players will be introduced at AAHomecare’s Washington Update, and will play one game in the morning and one in the afternoon on the show floor.

In brief: AAH launches PR campaign, Pride updates MAP Policy


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has partnered with DCI Group, a public relations firm, to help move bid relief legislation forward.

HME Retail Product Awards are back


ATLANTA – Medtrade is calling for submissions for its Innovative Retail Product Awards. Like last year, judges will review products and advance eight of them to a final onsite judging round, hosted by Jim Greatorex, who works in Business Development for The VGM Group.

In brief: Growth in healthcare spending lower than average, CMS backs unique device identifiers


WASHINGTON – Total healthcare spending growth is expected to average 5.8% annually over 2015-2025, according to a report published July 13 by Health Affairs and authored by CMS’s Office of the Actuary.

Power soccer returns to Medtrade


ATLANTA – The United States Power Soccer Association returns to Medtrade this year. The USPSA will play two games on the show floor on Nov. 1, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Exact times are to be determined.

VGM’s retail experts hit the road


ATLANTA – The 2016 VGM Retail Science Roadshow will culminate in an eight-hour show at Medtrade, Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Atlanta. Before Medtrade, however, the roadshow will make pit stops in Louisville, Ky., on July 19 and Dallas on Sept. 13.

Early registration opens for Medtrade


ATLANTA – Early registration for Medtrade opens Monday. “We are preparing a show that is designed to help providers deal with changing times,” said Kevin Gaffney, group show director.

Short takes: Medtrade, URise Products, Valumatrix


Medtradeshow organizers are accepting submissions for conference session ideas until May 9.

Short takes: Lincare, Golden Technologies, Medtrade, AOPA


Lincareis once again a member of AAHomecare after failing to renew its membership in 2008 …Golden Technologies has named Carrie Ernest as its new marketin