Associations to Showcase ‘State Straight Talk’

AAHomecare and state association leaders will hold multiple roundtable discussions on each state’s HME initiatives next week at Medtrade.

Attending Medtrade East and want to ensure you know the key HME initiatives happening in your state? Attend the State Straight Talk roundtables on Oct. 19

The American Association for Homecare and State association leaders have joined together to host a series of State Straight Talk panels that will turn throughout Tuesday at the State Association Lounge, booth no. 941.

Each association has provided information for the booth, which will be available for download by QR code, and several state leaders will be in the booth throughout the day to discuss state initiatives with Medtrade attendees.

The schedule of discussions and their corresponding states:

10 a.m.-10:20 a.m.
Southeast Region #1: NC, VA, WV, SC, KY

10:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
West Region: CA, OR, WA, HI, AK, NV, WY, MT, ID

11 a.m.-11:20 a.m.
Southeast Region #2: GA, FL, MS, AL, TN

11:30 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
Southwest Region: LA, TX, AZ, UT, CO, NM, AR, OK

12 p.m.-12:20 p.m.
Northeast Region: NY, NJ, CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT, PA, DE, MD

12:30 p.m.-12:50 p.m.
Mideast Region: OH, IN, IL, MI

1:00 p.m.-1:20 p.m.
Midwest Region: MN, IA, KS, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI

1:20 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Open Meeting with State Association Leaders

The partnerships between AAHomecare and the state and regional associations have shown success for the industry, and helping HME stakeholders better understand the work being done at the state level should help to expand that success, says Laura Williard, vice president of Payer Relations for AAHomecare.

 “The hope with these sessions is to create a better understanding of how support of the state and regional associations and AAHomecare can help their companies,” she explains. “We continue to hear of the individual problems that companies are having and many times and do not know where to turn next to solve these issues. These sessions will discuss the issues being tackled in each state and get them involved.”

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