Paul Gammie of Gammie Homecare Speaks Up: Medicare Home Medical Reimbursement Cuts

  In December 2015, Medicare announced to all rural providers of Home Medical Equipment in the United States that tremendous reductions of payments would begin on January 1, 2016 for over 80% of the items they have historically paid for.  Half of these cutes would begin on 1/1/2016 and the final half would be made … Continued

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Why is it so hard to get Medicare to pay for a power wheelchair or Scooter when the TV ad makes it seem so easy?

Several years ago Medicare discovered they were getting ripped off by criminals stealing from the Medicare program by making false claims for power wheelchairs and electric scooters. To combat this, Medicare GREATLY increased the amount and complexity of the documentation they must be provided in order to pay for one of these products to any … Continued

Making A House Wheelchair Accessible

I know, I know…..I’ll never get old…that only happens to other people. How many of us remember saying that in our youth. The good news is, if you’re fortunate enough to hang around on this earth long enough you get to enjoy grandchildren, or retirement, or mastering certain subjects or traveling or having many friends … Continued

Why won’t Medicare pay for my commode?

It’s getting tough out there these days folks. With healthcare “reform” and massive cutbacks in programs insisted on by Medicare, things just aren’t like they used to be. Other insurers are seeing Medicare save by tightening their rules, so most of them are doing the same thing. We get MANY requests from clients that are … Continued

Pearl Harbor Access

Pearl Harbor is fully accessible to those with disabilities, and National Park Service rangers will happily assist any guest with special needs. Reserved parking is available at the visitor center and is accessible by ramp. If you should book through a tour company, your tour bus will be fully wheelchair-accessible. The visitor center restrooms, … Continued

Hawaii Tourism

Hawaii offers a huge variety of natural wonders and hotels that are equipped with wheelchair accessible rooms and tour companies that provide many special services for travelers with limited mobility. You can find a wealth of information at the Hawaii Tourism Authority website. You will discover lots of options to plan your dream vacation. However, … Continued

Top 10 Things to Do in Hawaii

When you are planning your Hawaii vacation make sure and enjoy the very best the Islands have to offer. Here are the top ten things to do in Hawaii. VISIT KILAUEA VOLCANO ON THE BIG ISLAND Witness how the Hawaiian Islands were made. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has lots of great hiking trails including amazing … Continued