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Medtrade attendees pick top new products


ATLANTA – Medtrade attendees picked the Owlet Smart Sock 2 with Connected Care from Owlet Baby Care as the winner of the New Product Pavilion Provider’s Choice Gold Award.

HME industry ‘cuts to the chase’in bid fight

Update: Number of original co-sponsors for draft relief legislation hits 10

ATLANTA – The HME industry is leaner and meaner than ever, but it’s still in fighting shape, AAHomecare President and CEO Tom Ryan told Medtrade attendees at the Washington Update on Tuesday morning.

 “We are still in battle, still advocating,” he said.

Quality care model pegged as ‘new frontier’


ATLANTA – As health care continues its shift from a quantity to quality care model, there’s no simple answer as to how DME providers can make sure they’re part of the picture, said attorneys at Medtrade on Monday.

Barbara Smith named Woman of the Year


ATLANTA – Barbara Smith, CEO of Healthline Medical Equipment in Wichita Falls, Texas, was named the 2017 HME Woman of the Year at Medtrade this morning.

Bring complex rehab back to Medtrade

We are simply too busy trying to count trees that we cannot see the growing forest

With the onset of competitive bidding, the shifts in previously purchased products to now rentals and reimbursement cuts, the availability in education and attendance of manufacturers at Medtrade has significantly declined over the recent years.

Short takes: Pride Mobility, Cure Medical, Medtrade


Exeter, Pa.-based Pride Mobility Products responded to a local news report in Richmond, Va., about a woman whose scooter stopped working by hooking her up with a local provider, Trust Care Rehab and Mobility, and a new Go Go Elite Traveler.

AAH seeks nominations for homecare champion


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is accepting nominations for the 2017 Van Miller Homecare Champion Award.

US power soccer team takes second place in World Cup


KISSIMEE, Fla. – Team USA has taken second place in the 2017 Fédération Internationale of Powerchair Football Association (FIPFA) World Cup in Kissimee, Fla. Team USA was going for its third consecutive World Cup win.

Poll respondents back shorter Medtrade

‘In these decreased reimbursement days, we try to save money any way we can,’ says one respondent

ATLANTA – The decision by show organizers to shorten Medtrade from four to three days is spot on, say the large majority of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll.

Medtrade offers discount for early registration


ATLANTA – Early registration for Medtrade opens Monday, June 12. This year’s show takes place Oct. 23-25 at the Georgia World Congress Center.