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Mike Osborn, all in for NRRTS

May 31, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PITTSBURGH - Mike Osborn, the recipient of this year's Simon Margolis Fellow Award, likes to say, “NRRTS is the best thing that ever happened to me.” Osborn, who co-owns Alliance Rehab and Medical Equipment in Ozark, Mo., with three other ATPs and who serves as the treasurer for NRRTS's executive committee, says the organization's leadership and registrants fuel his work and advocacy. “Once you work with these folks, the passion takes over,” he said. “You want to make...

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Mike Osborn named Simon Margolis Fellow

April 17, 2019HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH - Mike Osborn, the co-owner of Alliance Rehab and Medical Equipment in Ozark, Mo., and treasurer for NRRTS's executive committee, was named the recipient of the Simon Margolis Fellow Award at the International Seating Symposium in March. The award recognizes NRRTS members who have made long-standing and significant contributions to the organization, the complex rehab profession, and the seating and wheeled mobility community as a whole. Osborn joins fellows Michele Gunn, Gerry Dickerson...

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Q&A: Simon Margolis fellow John Zona

June 25, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

AUBURN, Mass. - As the rehab manager for Reliant Medical Group, a physician practice that does business with private insurers, the difficulties surrounding Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement don't really affect John Zona. But he still chooses to be one of the biggest advocates for protecting access to complex rehab technology for all patients. Here's what Zona, a past president of NRRTS who was recently named the organization's 2018 Simon Margolis Fellow, had to say about what motivates him to keep...

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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...

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In brief: CMS solicits input on reimbursement, nat'l RAC ready to roll

March 10, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS has scheduled a call to solicit stakeholder input on its methodology for using information from the competitive bidding program for adjusting Medicare fee schedule amounts in non-bid areas.The 21st Century Cures Act mandated that the agency solicit and take into account stakeholder input on future pricing in non-bid areas.The act also mandated that CMS take into account the highest amount bid by a winning supplier in a bid area, as well as make comparisons in bid and non-bid areas...

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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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