Monday, September 12, 2011

Stand Up for Homecare

My previous blog was a “call to arms.” You are no longer standing alone and so you must become involved. At Medtrade there will be another “call to arms.” The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) sponsors this very important evening.

What a fantastic job AAHomecare does for every provider, not just for its members. They do it for all. The semi-annual reception, Stand Up for Homecare campaign takes place once again at Medtrade 2011 on Tuesday, October 25, from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Georgia World Congress Center.

What AAHomecare accomplishes is proving to Congress that homecare is cost effective. I cannot say it better than it does: “… the Stand Up for Homecare campaign has presented positive, accurate information about HME to media throughout the U.S. and to congressional offices..” They do this via advertising, Washington advocacy, opinion research and other activities.

Every time I have participated in an AAHomecare Fly-in to lobby Congress in DC, they have made the appointments to see the legislators, they provided the literature and the material I needed to make my efforts work.

For so many years AAHomecare has led the fight for every provider and I can never find the words to express my feelings. You must become a member if you are not currently enrolled. The more providers who come on board, the more effective they will be.

When things are as unsettled as they are today, please give AAHomecare your support. I will be at the reception and you should also register to attend.

Medtrade attendees will also able to visit with them on the showroom floor at the Medtrade Expo. Many peers and exhibitors will join you.

At Medtrade you will find seminars and lectures on many topics that can be of service. You will meet the state associations and their delegations and most important you will join with all of us to fight the unbeatable foe!

Medtrade 2011 will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on October 24 – 27. To register, visit

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