FORT MYERS, FL – Merits USA and its sister brands Avid Rehab, Precision Comfort, and Pilot have partnered with disability advocate Chelsea Bear for a giveaway in honor of Cerebral Palsy (CP) Awareness Month. Entrants have a chance of winning a Roadster 3 Scooter from Merits USA.
The Roadster 3 is just one of the many scooter options that Merits has in their lineup. With easy disassembly and portability, the Roadster 3 is great for those with CP and other mobility disabilities. The giveaway started on March 25 and runs until March 31. To enter, follow @MeritsHealthUSA and @Realchelseabear on Instagram and fill out a short survey. All information can be found on both Chelsea’s Instagram and the Merits Instagram.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with Merits for this special giveaway. As someone with a physical disability, I rely on my mobility scooter for long distances and without it a large part of my independence would be taken away. Knowing that medical equipment isn’t always easy to obtain for the disability community, I’m proud to be part of an initiative that will allow us to help someone in need,” said Bear. Chelsea is a South Florida-based disability and inclusivity influencer and advocate. Bear utilizes her social media platforms to share her first-hand story of living with Cerebral Palsy.
Medicare Supplier Data Shows Small Decrease in January 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – AAHomecare updated the supplier number tracking sheet with January 2021 data. The tracking sheet reveals a slight decrease in the number of locations in January 2021. We estimate there are about 9,086 traditional Medicare DMEPOS locations across the country, which is about 200 locations fewer than what we reported for October 2020. Our updated analysis continues to show about a 30% decrease in unique supplier companies and in supplier locations since 2013. To see more state-specific numbers, you can find AAHomecare’s supplier number tracking sheet and “heat-map” here.