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In brief: WellSky deal, Medtrade registration, Spiro CFO


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - WellSky is buying CarePort Health from Allscripts in a bid to improve patient care transitions across the continuum and drive better outcomes.

Virtual reality: VGM, MAMES, AAHomecare


VGM is offering a low-cost virtual conference platform to help state associations hold virtual conferences.

MAMES virtual event gains steam

Thirteen associations have signed on to join

DULUTH, Minn. – With its annual events bringing in a “huge chunk” of revenues each year, MAMES has decided to go big with a virtual conference this fall.

MAMES transitions to virtual event in fall


DULUTH, Minn. – The Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services has announced its 2020 Midwest Conference & Exhibit Hall will take place virtually Oct. 6-9.

Event puts HME in front of influential senator


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A fundraising event for Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., netted nearly $17,000 for the senator’s campaign fund and gave HME providers a chance to re-engage with the longtime industry champion.

Q&A: Rick Adamich goes above and beyond


DULUTH, Minn. – Rick Adamich, president of Waukesha, Wis.-based Oxygen One, recently won MAMES Above and Beyond Award, which recognizes members for their legislative work at the state, regional and national level.

Minn. providers could see some relief


MINNEAPOLIS – The state legislature on May 24 released the language of a Department of Human Services omnibus bill that includes a repeal of the preferred incontinence product program, MAMES has reported.

In brief: CRT bill heads to governor’s desk, Roche sues pharmacy network


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State Legislature has enacted legislation to create a “separate benefit” category for complex rehab technology.

MAMES seeks board members


STILLWATER, Minn. – MAMES is accepting nominations for its board of directors for three-year terms. The MAMES executive committee is looking to fill the following seats: Minnesota: 1 director; Missouri: 2 directors (1 seat open to fill ASAP); Nebraska: 1 director; South Dakota: 1 director; Wisconsin: 1 director; and associate board position: Associate director: 1 director. Interested applicants can apply here.

State news: Minnesota, Kansas


Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has released budget recommendations for 2020 and 2021 that include reimbursement cuts for DME, MAMES reports.