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Top 5 Most Unusual Assets Inventoried & Appraised

In the nearly 14 years since MERC began, our team has inventoried over 400,000 pieces of medical equipment and healthcare facility assets nationwide. Having been to so many places, we occasionally come across some very unique assets and medical…
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Managing Equipment During Covid-19

The healthcare facility response during the Covid-19 pandemic has been unprecedented. There has been a concerted effort through all venues of care to make sure they are equipped and ready for the potential influx of patients and the specific…
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Asset Ledger Reconciliation: How Accounting Uses the Inventory

Often, a medical equipment inventory is utilized by a healthcare facility to simply know what they have and where it is.  A beneficial next step to the inventory that helps finance and accounting is an asset ledger reconciliation.  This…
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Acquisitions: The Need for Inventory & Valuation

Is your facility involved in an acquisition of another facility/practice or looking to sell your own? Obtaining the most accurate value for the medical equipment assets plays a vital role in this process. At MERC we provide comprehensive inventory…
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Why an Inventory is Just Step #1

Understanding and locating the equipment in your facility is important and that is why a thorough asset inventory is something that every facility should do on a regular basis.  Getting an understanding of your asset portfolio from an inventory…
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Taking the Next Steps with Estimated Remaining Useful Life

Estimated Remaining Useful Life (ERUL) - An estimate of the time (in months) a device may be used and 1) Still be expected to be reliable; or, 2) Not be obsolete; or, 3) Not have consumed most or all if its market value MERC utilizes ERUL…
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Transition Planning

When a healthcare facility plans to relocate and/or expand, the process can prove to be stressful when deciding what equipment becomes surplus and what equipment makes the move. Transition planning with medical equipment experts can take some…
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Medical Equipment Recalls

At MERC, our team of medical equipment consultants tracks the FDA and manufacturer recalls so we can give you medical equipment valuations and consultation based on up-to-date, real world market factors. Knowing the most current information…

The Hidden Cost of De-Installation and Removal

There are times when equipment replacement takes place, an overlooked cost factor is de-installation and removal.  All too frequently in healthcare venues, this unforeseen expenditure leads to a negative equity position on the medical equipment…
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Three Reasons Why Timely Equipment Liquidation is Important During Healthcare Facility Transitions

When a transition takes place at a hospital or other healthcare facility, it can trigger many knock-on effects.  Frequently one of these is the need to liquidate surplus medical equipment, other assets or supplies. Getting this right is a crucial…