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Capital Strategy Insights: Reimagining The Process #006

01.03.2022 #006 Asset Value Contribution to Lifecycle – Part 5: Asset in Negative Equity First, let me wish all of you readers a happy and prosperous 2022!  Here’s to excellent patient care with financial efficiency. In Post…
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Capital Strategy Insights: Reimagining the Process #003

10.1.2021 #003 Asset Value Contribution to Lifecycle – Part 2 In the last post I addressed the topic of using equipment until terminal failure (“driving the wheels off”) and the requirement of buyer acquisition of medical equipment…
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Capital Strategy Insights: Reimagining the Process #002

#002 Asset Value Contribution to Lifecycle – Part 1 I am going to break this topic up into multiple posts.  There are too many elements to cover, and the elements require a little explanation.  So, when I write the book (that’s…
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What Can an Inventory Tell You About Your Equipment?

Performing a house-wide medical equipment inventory does more than record information and numbers. That inventory’s results will give you a broader idea of your medical asset’s remaining life when done with the correct approach. You…
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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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MERC Services During Covid-19

Everyone knows that healthcare was one of the hardest impacted sectors across the world during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Facilities, employees, vendors, and patients have all felt the squeeze of tighter restrictions and changes in how…
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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…