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Medtrade wrap-up: Winning products, winning event and one big winner

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10/18/2018

ATLANTA – Medtrade attendees selected Caire’s FreeStyle Comfort portable oxygen concentrator as this year’s gold winner in the New Product Pavilion.

Live from Medtrade: More exhibitors, more products, more attendees

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10/16/2018

ATLANTA – The show floor at Medtrade on Tuesday was bustling, with the number of exhibitors up 4% over last year and the number of attendees set to meet or exceed goals.

Washington update: Rule moves closer to reality, but agenda remains long

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10/16/2018

ATLANTA – CMS’s final rule with significant changes to the competitive bidding program has moved to the Office of Management and Budget for clearance, Tom Ryan told Medtrade attendees at Tuesday morning’s AAHomecare Washington Update.

Providers should lean on non-assignment, Baird says

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10/16/2018

ATLANTA – HME providers need to make a “tough call” on how they plan to handle an upcoming gap period in the competitive bidding program, healthcare attorney Jeff Baird told Medtrade attendees on Monday afternoon.

Stretch into long-term care, speakers advise providers

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10/16/2018

ATLANTA – HME providers are experts in caring for patients in their homes, so offering their services to residential care facilities should be a no-brainer of a business opportunity, a panel of speakers told Medtrade attendees on Monday.

In brief: Blackburn wins Woman of the Year, judges flip for Flyp

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10/16/2018

ATLANTA – Industry veteran Georgie Blackburn was announced as the 2018 HME Woman of the Year at Medtrade on Tuesday morning.

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HME NewsPoll November 2018

In November, AAHomecare plans to meet with CMS and the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) to continue discussing settlement options for HME appeals that are stuck in a significant backlog at the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) level.