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    Quote Originally Posted by kel13 View Post
    Does anyone know of a decent DME dealer ANYWHERE in the bankrupt state of CA??? Mine dumped me and my Medi-Cal chair is from 2005 and has been broken since 2007! Now I've got Medicare as primary and Medi-Cal as secondary insurance and I don't believe there is a worse combo than those 2! Will I have to move outta state to get a new wheelchair? I am graduating w/ my BS soon and looking to move but wanted to move back to sunny southern Ca.
    That does sound like a horrible combo. I basically told Medicare to go fuck itself and told them I'm not paying them a dime so take me off immediately. I also have medical which I don't even use but still have a card. Then I have my private insurance that has been a life saver.

    A lot of people said CIGNA wasn't that great but so far Cigna access plus has covered everything I needed with no issues.

    Even if you find a good vendor, the insurance you have is going to keep you from getting the chair you want.
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    I have been buying my chairs and what every else I need off a Hudson Home Health Care in Hudson NH he name is Guy Joyce he has been in the home based business for over 20 years he is not out to screw you he does power and manual chairs. He is email is Guy.Joyce@Hudsonhhc.Com and there phone number is 603-589-2234 Check them out,they have offices all over New England.
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    National Seating & Mobility (NSM) claims that they have "The right chair. The best care." Well, they may have the best chair, but they don't give a shit about people. I used to deal very well with Burke Medical out of Chicopee, MA, but they were bought by NSM, and they don't answer emails or return calls. I needed a couple of parts for my Tilite, and they wouldn't even consider ordering the parts for me, as I don't fit into their business model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcechser View Post
    I have been buying my chairs and what every else I need off a Hudson Home Health Care in Hudson NH he name is Guy Joyce he has been in the home based business for over 20 years he is not out to screw you he does power and manual chairs. He is email is Guy.Joyce@Hudsonhhc.Com and there phone number is 603-589-2234 Check them out,they have offices all over New England.
    Wow! I sent Guy an email, and he got back to me in minutes, and he was happy to order the parts I needed. This forum is great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donno View Post
    National Seating & Mobility (NSM) claims that they have "The right chair. The best care." Well, they may have the best chair, but they don't give a shit about people. I used to deal very well with Burke Medical out of Chicopee, MA, but they were bought by NSM, and they don't answer emails or return calls. I needed a couple of parts for my Tilite, and they wouldn't even consider ordering the parts for me, as I don't fit into their business model.
    I agree...they are currently who I'm working with and they are so damn lazy I have to call them constantly to make sure they are doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donno View Post
    Wow! I sent Guy an email, and he got back to me in minutes, and he was happy to order the parts I needed. This forum is great!
    That's great to hear!!!
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    united seating and mobility in brooklyn ohio rocks. comment to me was, you know what yuou need better than anyone.....

    and health aid of ohio is still ripping gimps off in ohio. beware.
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    After 2 years of dealing with Medicare and 4 sorry-ass DME's I finally said f-it and ordered my ZR2 from Sportaid.
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    Achieve Mobility, esp. Don Beard sucks. I was newly injured and this was the DME the hospital hooked me up with for a first chair. I had asked a lot of questions and he was not too willing to answer. I didn't know how the chair would be paid for, I had no insurance and had a pending medicaid number, which they won't order chair with. I asked if I borrowed money to get chair ordered if i could get that refunded when i got my medicaid approval, he said that would be no problem. i got my chair 2 inches too wide, the seat was too long, it pushed on the back of my calves and I couldn't keep feet on footplate. i had a jay 2 cushion that was too wide, therefore the gel squished out around the sides and i bottomed out.
    So, anyway. after the fact i learned i cannot get reimbursed, that is against the medicaid rules, the dumby did send me an e-mail stating I could get reimbursed, so after about a year of arguing with achieve and going over Don's head, i got reimbursed some of the money(they charged me full list price) back and a cushion the proper size with foam added to sides to fit chair. I had to cut back seat sling myself. I sent complaint to NRRTS, with copies of e-mail, they did nothing. they suppose to monitor suppliers so this kind if thing doesn't happen, yet they did nothing.

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