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Dickerson, Gunn set high watermark for complex rehab

April 14, 2017Jeff Rowe

YARMOUTH, Maine - Even as a kid, Gerry Dickerson of National Seating & Mobility was working on wheelchairs.“I was fairly handy and my uncle had a disability,” he said recently.  “So I started working on chairs to help him get around.”You could say that early desire to put his handiness to work helping others came full circle recently, when Dickerson was one of two complex rehab providers awarded the Simon Margolis Fellow Award at the International Seating Symposium.Dickerson's...

Gerry Dickerson, Michele Gunn, National Seating & Mobility, Simon Margolis Fellow Award


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Two longtime complex rehab advocates honored

March 9, 2017HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Michele Gunn of Browning's Pharmacy and Health Care, and Gerry Dickerson of National Seating and Mobility were named the inaugural recipients of the Simon Margolis Fellow Award at the International Seating Symposium this month. Gunn, a NRRTS registrant since 1996, currently serves on the NRRTS and NCART boards, and the Professional Standards Board. Dickerson, a NRRTS registrant since 1994, currently serves on the NRRTS Executive Board. Margolis, a longtime leader in the complex...

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Mobility

CMS didn't think through capped rental change, providers say

January 31, 2014Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - The day-to-day reality of providing certain complex rehab equipment as capped rental items is unrealistic, providers say.“CMS is asking DME companies to provide complex rehab and finance Medicare over 13 months, when we have to pay the vendors back in 60 days,” said Patrick Mahncke, president of Denver, Colo.-based USA Mobility. “From a business standpoint, it's very difficult to do that.”On April 1, CMS plans to make 78 codes capped rental items, including manual...

capped rental, CMS, complex rehab, Michele Gunn, Mike Ballard, Patrick Mahncke, Patrick Mazey


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Decision doesn't solve repair woes, stakeholders say

January 17, 2014Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - CMS's decision to pay for repairs for capped rental DME provided by The Scooter Store and transferred to beneficiaries on Oct. 24 is a step in the right direction, but not a solution, industry stakeholders say.“Before this, no provider could touch those chairs,” said Martin Szmal, founder of The Mobility Consultants. “Now providers can follow the same guidelines of any beneficiary-owned power wheelchair.”CMS stated in a bulletin last week that Medicare would pay...

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