Industry Prepares for Medtrade Spring

The March 27-29 event returns to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

HME providers, vendors and industry organizations are once again preparing to return to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the latest edition of Medtrade Spring, which will March 27-29.

The show begins at 8 a.m. on March 27 with four all-day workshops that cover a variety of topics: An Introduction to the Certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist (CDME) designation presented by accrediting organization BOC; HME Reimbursement, It’s A New Frontier, presented by industry member service organization and buying group VGM; Optimize Brightree, Best Practices for your Business, presented by HME software company Brightree; and HME Master Sales Training, presented by sales consulting group Emerge Sales.

In addition to the workshops, the event’s conference sessions will run 9 a.m. to 4:30 on March 27 and 1:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. on March 28. Conference tracks include Audits & Compliance, Business Operations, Executive Leadership, Keeping it Legal, Medicare Updates, Retail, Sales & Marketing, and Strategic Planning. Notably, attendees can register to add access to Medtrade’s Conference Digital Library to let them virtually attend sessions they either missed or want to review.

Also, Medtrade Spring’s Power Lunch event runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on March 28 and gives providers a chance to grab some lunch and meet with a variety of experts and their peers up close and personal to have group discussion on a wide range of topics. Visit medtrade.com to learn more about each of the Power Lunch opportunities and how to register for them.

Another key educational opportunity nearly all attendees will want to attend is the American Association for Homecare’s Washington Update, which runs from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on March 28. This is a key opportunity for providers to learn more about public policy issues, the industry’s legislative agenda, and regulatory issues impacting their businesses.

The event also includes a number of networking opportunities for providers to meet and exchange business insights. This starts with the first-time attendee orientation, which begins at 8:30 a.m. on March 27. Here, first-timers grab a cup of coffee and get tips from show veterans about how to make the most of the event.

The Audit “Happy Hour” runs from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on March 27, and offers providers an opportunity to meet with the industry’s audit experts in a relaxed, cocktail setting to discuss a subject that most providers don’t find all that relaxing.

The American Association for Homecare’s “Standup for Homecare” runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 28, and the networking event raises funds for AAHomecare’s efforts to promote a positive image of the home medical equipment industry and raise public awareness of the homecare industry’s many benefits. Individual tickets cost $150 and be purchased online at aahomecare.org. Companies considering sponsoring the event should contact Sue Mairena at suem@aahomecare.org

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David Kopf is the Editor of HME Business.

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