Regina Gillispie named this year’s Champion

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

WASHINGTON – Regina Gillispie, president and owner of Best Home Medical in West Virginia, has been named the 2018 Van Miller Homecare Champion, AAHomecare announced on Wednesday. She will be honored at the Stand Up for Homecare reception at Medtrade in Atlanta on Oct. 16. The award recognizes and honors AAHomecare members for outstanding service to the HME community. Gillispie has built strong relationships and earned a great deal of credibility for the HME sector on Capitol Hill, AAHomecare says. In July, she spearheaded efforts to get all five members of West Virginia’s congressional delegation to send a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma asking her to address their concerns about the impact of the competitive bidding program in rural areas. Gillispie has also been at the forefront of state policy issues and has helped to convince the state’s Medicaid program to mandate that managed care organizations honor the timeframe of current authorizations for patients under previous MCO plans and to secure a 24-month timeframe for recoupments for MCO plans. Gillispie opened Best Home Medical in 2005 and has since expanded to two locations serving patients in Charleston and Huntington, and surrounding areas.