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In brief: Part B drug payments, Kalogon deal, new Vertess managing director

January 6, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS should bolster its oversight of manufacturer-submitted average sales price (ASP) data to ensure accurate Part B drug payments, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.   Due to invalid or missing ASP data, CMS could not calculate an ASP-based payment amount for 8% of drug codes at least once between 2016-20, the OIG found.  “CMS was unable to calculate an ASP-based payment amount for several reasons, including that (1)...

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Kalogon snags distribution deal with Merits

January 5, 2023HME News Staff

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Kalogon, a leader in smart seating solutions, has announced Merits Health Products, a manufacturer of high-quality mobility devices, will expand the distribution of its Orbiter Smart Cushion. “Merits Health Products offers life enhancing quality solutions that enable independence and accessibility for everyone,” said Bret Tracy, director of sales at Merits. “When we saw Kalogon’s recent technology, we knew it would be a nice enhancement to our range...

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Many dimensions to home accessibility

October 4, 2022John Andrews

“Aging in place” is really what the home medical equipment field is all about. Enabling seniors to live in their own homes safely and comfortably can alleviate the need for them to move into assisted living or skilled nursing facilities, leading to happier, more satisfying lives.  One major obstacle to creating a manageable living space is the inaccessibility of many homes – especially older homes. Some projects may require major modifications to both exterior and interior,...

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Precision Comfort adds BodiTrak 

February 14, 2022HME News Staff

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Precision Comfort, a division of Merits Health Products, has added BodiTrak pressure-mapping technology to its product line. The company says BodiTrak is well known for its user-friendly SmartFabric sensor technology that provides instant and accurate pressure-mapping assessments. “This powerful data collection helps identify user requirements for standard or customized surface and positioning solutions,” the company said in a press release. “ATPs and clinicians...

BodiTrak, Complex Rehab, Merits Health Products, Precision Comfort, pressure mapping


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Merits, Avid launch Precision Comfort

October 19, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Merits Health Products and its complex rehab division Avid Rehab are one step closer to becoming a one-stop shop for that product category.Merits and Avid have launched a new division called Precision Comfort that manufactures seat backs and cushions.“There really aren't any more independent back and cushion companies out there anymore,” said Chris Blackmore, director of business and product development. “They've all been bought by our competitors. So we had limited...

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People News: Merits

August 9, 2018HME News Staff

Cape Coral, Fla.-based Merits Health Products has named Joe McKnight as its western regional sales manager. McKnight has worked for, managed and owned companies in complex rehab technology, DME, and other medical products and services industries since 1977. He currently serves as a board member of NRRTS; is a special interest group co-chair for seating and wheeled mobility for RESNA; and holds other board positions, including positions with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the ALS...

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In brief: VGM tallies costs by region, Option Care debuts in Louisiana

August 9, 2018HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - The VGM Group has released the results of a “Delivery Cost Survey” that puts into perspective how costly it is for HME providers to provide patients with the necessary equipment.In New England, for example, providers report that it costs them $22.43 in vehicle costs per delivery and $18 in labor costs per hour, according to the survey. When you take into account the 23.33 miles from business to home and the 31.67 minutes it takes for in-home set up, that's an average...

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Merits signs contract with Numotion

May 24, 2018HME News Staff

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Merits Health Products has signed a contract with Numotion to become the Brentwood, Tenn.-based national complex rehab provider's preferred provider for Group 2 power wheelchairs. The contract covers Merits' full line of Group 2 power wheelchairs, including its popular Vision series and its new tilt-only Vision Ultra. “We are excited about this contract and happy to be partnering with one of the nation's top providers,” said Chris Blackmore, vice president of sales...

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Merits builds home access division

July 14, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The stairlift market, one dominated by a few long-time players, now has a new player: Merits Health Products.Merits Health has launched a home access division called Pilot and its first product offering is a straight stairlift. It has been manufacturing a similar product for other companies for 19 years.“So we're not new to this market or this product line,” said Chris Blackmore, national director of business and product development for Merits Health. “But at...

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Consumer mobility intensifies retail focus

June 26, 2017John Andrews

With reimbursement dollars drying up for standard power chairs under Medicare, it's no surprise that the category is becoming more retail-oriented in scope for mobility providers. Meanwhile, the scooter business—which has been a strong retail category for years—continues to expand and augment its product offerings.Charting the decline of third-party provision for standard power wheelchairs, Chris Blackmore notes that “the number of providers willing and able to provide standard...

Golden Technology, Merits Health Products, Mobility scooters, rovi mobility products, Shoprider, U.S. Rehab, Wheelchairs


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