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Executive Bios - VP Medical Affairs
Paul Metzger, M.D.Executive Vice PresidentMedical Affairs
...Paul Metzger, M.D.Executive Vice President of Medical AffairsPaul D. Metzger, M.D., serves as Acting Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs at The SCOOTER Store.Dr. Metzger assumed his responsibilities for The SCOOTER Store's Medical Affairs Department upon retirement as Medicare's Medical Director of DMERC Region C. During his distinguished tenure with Medicare, Dr. Metzger also served as Medical Director for Region A. Dr. Metzger is a board certified physician.
Dr. Paul Metzger, former medical director for Medicare contractor Palmetto GBA, said he resigned from the insurer in October because, he contends, the company "started denying claims left and right" on orders from the administration.He now works for The Scooter Store.
"They started putting the thumb on legitimate suppliers," said Metzger
, adding this did nothing to stop phony claims from fraudulent businessmen.
HME News: The HME NewsWire
"Any return to established due process is a welcome one," said Dr. Paul Metzger, medical director at the Scooter Store.
HME News | Rehab
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - Region C Medical Director Dr. Paul Metzger has accepted a job as vice president of government relations at the Scooter Store, which emerged as the nation's largest supplier of power wheelchairs during his time at the DMERC.Metzger joined the Scooter Store Nov. 10 and also will serve as the company's chief medical officer.Metzger resigned as medical director Oct. 31, just weeks after the eruption of the power wheelchair scandal in Harris County, Texas and just days after the FBI visited the homes of about two dozen Scooter Store sales people.
in late October informed CMS of his appointment at the Scooter Store
, which is based in Region C and has recused himself from any action involving the company, said McGuckin.
will not work for the Scooter Store
full time, but on a contractor basis.His
appointment is a capstone in the Scooter's Store's efforts to remake its political face.
...As chief medical director, Metzger will oversee relationships with physicians and the company's Medicare compliance group.
HME News: The HME NewsWire
Brennan replaces Dr. Paul Metzger, who resigned Oct. 31 and joined the Scooter Store as the company's chief medical officer.Metzger left the Scooter Store in April.
As medical director, Brennan
will be largely responsible for the development of new medical policies and the review and revision of existing medical policies as they relate to medical necessity of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS). She
will also provide clinical input to procedural guidelines, direct the editing of documents, coordinate policy decisions with other regions, and advise medical reviewers on complex issues.She
will interpret the medical application of regulations, laws, and program memoranda through research, investigation and contact with CMS.