Since 1979, United Seating & Mobility has been a leading provider of mobility dedicated to providing specialized wheelchairs to both children and adults with disabilities. This unique profession requires an extensive knowledge of physical and cognitive disabilities, product capabilities, reimbursement, service requirements and business insight.
Bob Gouy, President of United Seating & Mobility, LLC, began his career in seating and mobility with United Medical Mart in 1979. In 1989, he led an employee buyout of the company. During the next eight years, the business grew to be one of the largest regional seating and mobility companies in the country, with four locations in Missouri and Illinois.
Then, in 1997, American HomePatient acquired United Medical Mart. Bob stayed on to direct the rehab division. He gathered a strong team and built the division into 14 locations that specialized in a client-centered approach to seating and mobility solutions.
In 2001, American HomePatient restructured to focus on its core business of home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products. Bob saw the opportunity to purchase the separate and unique rehab group. The group, with 14 locations in nine states, became United Seating & Mobility, LLC. The company has since grown to 57 locations in 25 states.
Joe Luceri is CFO for United Seating & Mobility, LLC overseeing Finance, IT, Collections and Administration. "Working at USM has been a thoroughly enjoyble experience for me. We have a great team, a great organization, and we are building a real industry leader. It has been very fulfilling to participate in developing and realizing on a sound business strategy. USM's future is very exciting."
Prior to joining United Seating and Mobility, Joe was CFO of Landauer-Metropolitan, Inc., where he led a similar roll-up in the durable medical equipment space. He received his BA (Economics) and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. He is a Chartered Accountant (Canada).
UNITED SEATING & MOBILITY TODAY
United Seating & Mobility is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Healthcare (ACHC). All seating and mobility specialists are at a minimum certified NRRTS members, PTs, OTs, RESNA credentialed ATP, or in training under the direction of one of the above. United Seating & Mobility has documented continuous education through RESNA, MED, MAMES, CAMES, PAMES and OAMES.
United Seating & Mobility is recognized as a preferred provider that carries and offers a wide array of products and services such as custom wheelchairs and seating and mobility systems for children, teens, adults, and seniors who are challenged with severe trauma, disease and/or skeletal disorders. The company is considered the largest independently owned wheelchair company in the country.
Our Certified Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (CRTS) and Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (RTS) provide comprehensive evaluations and recommendations for custom rehab equipment. In addition, each of the company’s locations employs extensively trained delivery personnel and experienced customer service representatives. All United Seating & Mobility locations have full-service repair facilities staffed by certified technicians.
Notice of Privacy Practices: United Seating & Mobility honors the HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices. This is the national standard created to protect the privacy of personal health information. Please review it carefully. Please visit www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/
All of our Seating and Mobility Specialists complete extensive training on diverse topics such as progressive diseases, anatomy, medical support documentation and product specifications. After training, our Seating and Mobility Specialists take an exam and apply for certification by the Rehab Engineering Society of North America (please visit www.RESNA.org). After passing the exam they will become credentialed as an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP).
In order to remain knowledgeable within the industry, we encourage all our Seating and Mobility Specialists to become members of the National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (http://www.NRRTS.org).
Our service technicians are required to be certified by the manufacturers of the products sold by our staff.
Our reimbursement specialists keep current on funding options and requirements from Medicare, Medicaid and other third-party funding sources.
Our company is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care Inc. (http://www.ACHC.org), an independent, non-profit corporation that has been accrediting health care providers since 1986. ACHC requires that companies accredited under Rehabilitation Technology Supplier Services meet standards established specifically for this market.
Our associates follow the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics established by the National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers. Please visit http://www.nrrts.org to learn more about these important guidelines.
MEMBERSHIP and SPONSORSHIP
United Seating & Mobility is a member of and/or sponsor of:
The Midwest Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers
Represents providers in seven states including Kansas and Missouri
The Pacific Association for Medical Equipment Services
Represents providers in Oregon and Washington
Case Management Society of America
Represents Case Managers across the Nation