Paxton LOVES his new Zippie Power Wheelchair!
Independent and mobile for the first time in his life.
His smile says it all!!
High Praise for Miller’s Rehab Technicians Skip Rockhold and Dave Maskaluk – way to go guys!
Just wanted to let you know Miller’s staff continue to impress. Skip and Dave completed a power tilt in space wheelchair today and were able to overcome a few issues with some brain storming. Are you sure they are not mechanical engineers? Seems like they can problem solve to figure out just about anything! Please let them know they are greatly appreciated.
- Victor Simonetta PT ATP - Physical Therapist / Assistive Technology Professional / Assisttive Technology and Children's Services / Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Recent Praise for Joyce Parsons, Miller's Respiratory Therapist - GREAT JOB Joyce!!!!
"Miller's Has been my go-to place for all my CPAP needs solely due to Joyce Parsons. She is wonderful, knowledgeable and so great to work with. She's really the whole package. I've previously had other RT's via other companies, but no one compares to her!!"
Construction is underway on our Canton warehouse!!
Canton Showroom is Now Open!
We are very happy to announce that Miller’s Canton office & showroom are once again open to the public effective Friday June 16 th! We are thankful for the hard work of so many over the past 12 days to restore power, internet, complete cleaning, and multiple other tasks required to ensure the showroom and office areas could once again be occupied. This includes though is not limited to Allen Keith Construction, ATT, AEP, CleanTech, Pharmacists Mutual Insurance, Donan Company, S&L Electric, and Himebaugh Consulting. Also big thanks to so many Miller’s staff members who have gone above and beyond to ensure we continued operating during that time and are prepared to reopen. It has truly been a team effort.
It has been determined that the fire on June 4th was caused by a lightning strike. The damage was limited to the warehouse area thanks to the quick response of the Perry, Jackson, & Canton Fire Departments. We appreciate your efforts more than you know.
We look forward to seeing you – please stop by. Thank you to
so many clients, referrals, and others in the community for your kind words and
offers of support during this challenging time. Thank you for choosing
Medicare Rate Reduction Negatively Impacting Providers and Medicare Beneficiaries
There was another round of Medicare rate cuts effective July 1st that are negatively impacting DME/CRT providers. This drastic and irresponsible cut applies to all areas of the country not included in Medicare’s competitive bid program. These rate cuts averaged 50-60% compared to 2015 rates and affects all products that are part of the bid program. Products affected include standard power wheelchairs, scooters, standard manual wheelchairs, oxygen, CPap, hospital beds, walkers, nebulizers, patient lifts, bedside commodes, and many others.
It is unrealistic for providers to simply absorb these cuts and continue business as usual. Some providers around the country have closed their doors while others have stopped doing business with Medicare. Read more about the provider impact here. The article here shares the story of an Illinois provider that once served President Abraham Lincoln and is now closing their doors after 170 years- very sad to see.
Miller’s is doing everything we can to continue providing service for our clients and referrals. It is important we do so in a way that makes sense with the new rates. Effective August 1, 2016 Miller’s no longer accepts Medicare assignment for ambulatory aids including walkers and quad canes. The new rates do not even come close to covering our costs to provide.
Medicare beneficiaries can still obtain a walker from Miller's, and they can do so on a non-assigned basis. Non-assigned means the client pays Miller’s in full our retail charge for the walker. We can then submit a non-assigned claim to Medicare if the client requests it. If a non-assigned claim is submitted and Medicare determines the walker is medically necessary, Medicare would pay the client directly the Medicare fee schedule amount. Note this payment amount is approximately 40% of the amount the client paid to Miller’s to originally purchase the walker. There is no guarantee the client will receive any reimbursement from Medicare.
The client does have the choice to seek a different DME provider that may still accept Medicare assignment for walkers. Miller’s will continue to provide ambulatory aids assigned to other payers. This is subject to change depending on their ambulatory aid rates.
It is unfortunate it has come to this. Miller’s and the DME industry has worked tirelessly to educate CMS and elected officials that at some point we could not provide after so many rate cuts. If you would like to voice your concern about these rate cuts, please visit the American Association for Homecare's Action Center here and let your legislators know.