The Alabama Durable Medical Equipment Association (ADMEA) was founded in the mid-seventies when a group of home medical equipment suppliers combined their efforts to solve serious problems in dealing with the Medicare program. A series of meetings held in 1975 to discuss the common problems of getting claims processed properly made it obvious that sending a few representatives to discuss issues with policy makers was more efficient and less expensive. ADMEA is currently a professionally managed association, offering a wide variety of services and opportunities to its members.
The Alabama Durable Medical Equipment Association exists for the purpose of promoting the ethical, professional and profitable provision of home medical equipment services to the citizens of the state. This mission shall be pursued by providing education and encouragement to its members, the public, other associations and groups, political entities and others by a variety of methods and media.
Who we are
ADMEA represents more than 300 Alabama home medical equipment suppliers (by location), plus vendors. Our Board of Directors includes industry leaders from a variety of specialties, geographic areas, and experience levels, including one or more from the vendor community.
What we do
ADMEA provides a variety of member services, including:
ADMEA typically holds three one-day quarterly meetings per year plus a convention. Program content varies, but always includes updates from Medicare, Medicaid, and Blue Cross. Most meetings are open only to members; others may be opened to non-members at a substantially higher registration fee. Member registration fees are set to cover costs.
Regular Members (suppliers) annual dues are $400, or $35 per month, plus $50 per Alabama branch. New members are not expected to enroll branches; additional locations are added on renewal. Dues are are prorated based on a fiscal year beginning May 1st.. Dues by subscription are available only via automatic billing to a credit card. (American Express, Visa or MasterCard)
Associate Members, (vendors), may choose from four categories, as follows:
Annual dues $250
Annual dues $850
Same as above, PLUS
Annual dues $1,500
Annual dues $2500
Associate dues are payable annually on a calendar year basis, with the entire amount due from new members when joining and prorated on renewal.
Note: Bronze members may not upgrade for the difference in rates in order to obtain an exhibit at the convention. There is a substantial discount for paying in advance.