Networking & Special Events

Some events require additional registration, please see each event description.

Tuesday, March 28 | 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Sponsored by: Pride Mobility

Join us at the end of day one of Medtrade and ask your questions to industry experts at this relaxed networking reception. Grab a glass of wine, beer, or your favorite cocktail, network with peers, and learn from industry experts at this unique Q&A and networking combo. Topics are: Audits, Compliance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Medicare Advantage, Operations and Benchmarking, Regulatory Affairs, Ask the Lawyers, Billing and Reimbursement, Retail, Sales.

  1. Audits – Kelly Grahovac, Wayne van Halem
  2. Accreditation/Compliance – Mary Ellen Conway
  3. Mergers and Acquisitions – Bradley Smith
  4. Medicare Advantage – Laura Willard & Craig Douglass
  5. Operations and Benchmarking – Miriam Lieber & Sarah Hanna
  6. Regulatory Affairs – Kim Brummett & Cara Bachenheimer
  7. Ask the Lawyers – Denise Leard & Jeff Baird
  8. Billing and Reimbursement – Ronda Buhrmester & Andrea Stark
  9. Retail – Rob Baumhover
  10. Sales – Ty Bello

Access included with purchase of conference pass


Wednesday, March 29 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join our interactive panel of AAHomecare policy experts for a lively discussion on legislative priorities, regulatory opportunities, and payer relations initiatives the AAHomecare Update. Offered to all Medtrade attendees, the panel, moderated by David Kopf, editor of HME Business, will highlight the key challenges facing our industry and share ideas about how HME stakeholders can join in the fight for better public policy for HME.

Topics will include efforts to extend Medicare reimbursement relief for rural and non-bid areas as well as the push for rates in former CBAs that reflect the rising product costs and significant operational challenges HME suppliers are facing.

The AAHomecare team will also share the latest developments on the regulatory front, including audit policies and potential telehealth growth in DME. We’ll also discuss our expanding work in payer relations that is engaging Medicaid authorities, state legislators, MCOs, and other stakeholders to protect HME interests.

With more than $2.3 billion in relief to the HME community secured for 2020 through 2022, AAHomecare has been at the forefront of policy wins that have benefited every segment of our industry. This Update is your opportunity to get an insider’s perspective and share your questions with AAHomecare’s senior leadership team, including Tom Ryan, president & CEO, Jay Witter, senior vice president of public policy, Kim Brummett, vice president of regulatory affairs, and Laura Williard, vice president of payer relations.

Open to all attendees, no additional registration required


Wednesday, March 29 | Times vary per state

The American Association for Homecare and State Association leaders are hosting a roundtable discussion on each state’s key advocacy initiatives underway. Find out what’s happening in your state – attend your region’s session! Sessions will be held in the State Association Lounge, booth #407. 

9:00 am – 9:20 am Southeast Region #1 NC, VA, WV, SC, KY
9:21 am – 9:40 am Southeast Region #2 GA, FL, MS, AL, TN
9:41 am – 10:00 am Northeast Region NY, NJ, CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT, PA, DE, MD, DC
10:01 am – 10:20 am Mideast Region OH, IN, IL, MI
10:21 am – 10:40 am Midwest Region MN, IA, KS, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI
10:41 am -11:00 am West Region CA, OR, WA, HI, AK, NV, WY, MT, ID
11:01 am – 11:20 am Southwest Region LA, TX, AZ, UT, CO, NM, AR, OK
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Open Meeting with State Association Leaders

Open to all attendees, no additional registration required.


Wednesday, March 29 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

After sessions wrap up, head over to the show floor and celebrate the end of day one of the expo! Grab a drink and a bite to eat as you mix and mingle with exhibitors who are eager to show off their products and reconnect with you, their valued customers. 

Open to all attendees, no additional registration required


Wednesday, March 29 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm | Location TBD

Working together as a united industry, we can make a large impact on the public and policymakers through the Stand up for Homecare campaign. Funds from the campaign help communicate the value of HME and raise awareness of the extraordinary contributions by suppliers in protecting patients and reducing stress on hospitals and clinicians during pandemics and beyond.

Funds raised through Stand Up for Homecare allow AAHomecare to provide support for the ITEM Coalition, a group of more than 80 patient advocacy groups that have been active and effective allies on HME legislative and regulatory issues. Contributions have also been used to help grow our capacity to mobilize grassroots outreach to Capitol Hill on legislative priorities.

Connect with your fellow HME leaders, celebrate our industry’s role in providing essential home-based care, and recharge yourself for the challenges ahead at the Stand Up for Homecare reception in Dallas! This industry hallmark is the foundation for positive change in the HME community.

Advance registration required, see pricing