Ahaji Amos ran U.S. Medical Supply on south Western Avenue until last week. She called us to say she was through dealing with Medicare and Medicaid and wanted to donate much of her remaining stock to Devices 4 the Disabled. Our movers at Pickens-Kane, Brian Hubbard and Lionel Cuellar, came to help.
We learned from Ms. Amos the many restrictions Medicare puts on people in need. If you get one medical device from Medicare, you can’t get another device of the same type for five years. Medicare doesn’t cover shower chairs or transfer chairs. Then there are the state of Illinois’ unique problems with making payments. “I’ve been in business since 2014 and have never received a Medicaid payment,” she said. Ms. Amos is shown here with mover Lionel Cuellar.