LOVELAND, CO – If 2020 was a lost year, 2021 attempted a comeback of sorts that ebbed and flowed in occasionally maddening ways. From the prism of the Medtrade world, we managed to put on two relatively successful shows—Medtrade West in July and Medtrade East in October.
We debuted Preview Night in Phoenix to largely rave reviews and tried it again in Atlanta. It’s not perfect, but show organizers are looking for ways to improve what didn’t work and repeat what resonated. Show director York Schwab is not afraid to make changes, and he is diligently analyzing survey data that may yield large changes in the future. Stay tuned.
For my part, 2021 marked 12 years doing Medtrade Monday from my basement office in Northern Colorado. Thanks to Jeff Baird and the awesome attorneys at Brown & Fortunato, Medtrade Monday has been able to provide highly useful content for readers each and every week. We are continuing that tradition in 2022, and I invite you to share these articles with friends and colleagues.
For many years, I’ve said that the HME industry is no place for those who can’t take a bit of drama. Fortunately, legislators are beginning to understand the contributions of HME providers, and AAHomecare has done a whole lot to foster that understanding.
As always, I will be on the lookout for article ideas and tips to pursue. If you think of something and/or would like to share news about your own business, feel free to drop me a line. Happy New Year to all Medtrade Monday readers, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Greg Thompson is editor of Medtrade Monday. He can be reached via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.