Reps. Tanner and Hobson Headline Medtrade 2007
The two congressmen best-known to DME providers will kick off Medtrade 2007 next month in Orlando, joining the crowd in the Orange County Convention Center by video.
Rep. John Tanner (D-TN) and Rep. David Hobson (R-OH) will keynote Medtrade with addresses about the legislative and regulatory issues that overshadow most everything at this year's gathering. The congressmen who cosponsored the well-known Tanner-Hobson bill (H.R. 1845) that would blunt the impact of competitive bidding will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 a.m. in room W110A/B.
"The Medtrade staff is well aware of the challenges facing the HME industry and that is why we are pleased to offer a program that emphasizes these issues," said show director Kevin Bird. "The keynote address . . . is positioned to launch the show with the most up-to-date information on the current situation in Washington."
Other educational conference sessions will include a Medicare update by Medicare consultant Andrea Stark; a look at competitive bidding and complex rehab by Invacare's Cara Bachenheimer; an overview of the power mobility device industry by Dan Meuser and Seth Johnson of Pride Mobility; and an update on respiratory issues of concern to providers and manufacturers by Marcia Nusgart of the Coalition of Respiratory Care Manufacturers and Joseph Lewarski of Invacare.
This article originally appeared in the September 2007 issue of HME Business.