ATLANTA – Just last week, CMS announced there will be no round 2021 competitive bidding contracts awarded, with the exception of off-the-shelf back braces and knee braces. What does it mean for your business now and in the future? Speakers at this week’s Medtrade Virtual Conference will be exploring this topic, and many others, when the Nov. 4-5 Medtrade Virtual Conference kicks off.
When you visit an in-person Medtrade, it’s impossible to attend every educational session. And while we definitely look forward to meeting again in person, there is an advantage to the Nov. 4-5 Medtrade Virtual Conference, specifically that the 25+ educational sessions will be available for on-demand viewing after the initial airing.
An in-person conference pass price starts at $99, but a virtual pass is only $79, and includes all the sessions—either live or according to your schedule. “It’s not uncommon to pay more than that for just one webinar, so the $79 is an excellent deal,” says Sarah Varner, senior marketing director. “And as you might expect, the Medtrade virtual conference will feature several COVID-specific sessions. Be sure to check out the full schedule to see all the content this event offers, including the COVID-related topics listed below.”
Registration is Open
Registration for the Medtrade Virtual Conference, scheduled for Nov. 4-5, 2020, is open. The Virtual Conference is a two-day educational event filled with 25+ sessions thoughtfully selected by the show’s Educational Advisory Board. As with all Medtrade events, the goal of this Virtual Conference is to provide relevant and timely information to HME providers that can impact their businesses.
Sessions will be available for on-demand viewing approximately 30 minutes after airing, and attendees will have access to all sessions for six months.
• Cost for the virtual conference is $79.
• Click Here to register or copy and paste: https://www.medtradevirtual.com/
COVID-Specific Educational Sessions
CMS Competitive Bidding Announcement and Legislative Update – Where Do We Go from Here?
Mark Higley, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, VGM Group, Inc.; Craig Douglas, Vice President, Payer and Member Relations, VGM Group, Inc.; Ronda Buhrmester, Sr. Director Payer Relations & Reimbursement, VGM Group, Inc.
Marketing SMART after 6′ Apart – The Road to Recovery
Christina Throndson, Business Development, Hellman, A division of VGM
COVID-19 Ask The Experts Panel
Cara Bachenheimer, Attorney, Brown & Fortunato; Andrea Stark, Member, MiraVista, LLC; Kim Brummett, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Laura Williard, Vice President of Payer Relations
Billing, Reimbursement and the Operational Impact of COVID-19
Miriam Lieber, President, Lieber Consulting LLC; Ronda Buhrmester, Senior Director of Payer Relations and Reimbursement, The VGM Group
Audit and Compliance Guidance in the Post Pandemic Era
Wayne van Halem, President, The van Halem Group; Kelly Grahovac, General Manager, The van Halem Group
Lessons Learned for the Long Haul – A Panel Discussion
Miriam Lieber, President, Lieber Consulting LLC
Staying Connected to Employees and Patients in a Global Crisis
Will Cousin, President, VGM Forbin
Reimbursement Update: Coronavirus Edition
Andrea Stark, Member, MiraVista, LLC
Life in the Post-COVID-19 World: The New Normal for DME Suppliers
Jeffrey Baird, Attorney, Brown & Forunato; Cara Bachenheimer, Attorney, Brown & Fortunato
Creating Successful CSR Teams for a Remote Work Environment
Bruce Gehring, SVP, Business Development, Allegiance Group; Sharon Bock, SVP, Business Development, Allegiance Group
Challenges or Opportunities: How to Survive in Turbulent Times
Denise Leard, Attorney, Brown & Fortunato; Todd Moody, Attorney, Brown & Fortunato
A Novel World: The Mechanics of Purchasing a DME Company in a Post-COVID-19 World
Bradley Smith, Managing Director, Vertess; Tom Knapp, Shareholder and Alfonso Zambrano, Shareholder, Brown & Fortunato, P.C.
HME Mergers and Acquisitions: Why It Stands Out in a Post-Covid Environment
Pat Clifford, Managing Director for Home Medical Equipment, The Braff Group
COVID-19 Government Enforcement Update
John Lawrence, Partner, K&L Gates; Leah Richardson, Partner, K&L Gates; David Rybicki, Partner
Practical CRM in a Post Pandemic World
Ty Bello, President and Founder, Team@Work; Holly Miller, Chief Revenue Officer and Jason Dillon, Sales Manager, PlayMaker Health