durable medical equipment regional carrier


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dur·a·ble med·i·cal e·quip·ment re·gion·al car·ri·er

(DMERC) (dūr'ă-bĕl med'i-kăl ĕ-kwip'mĕnt rē'jŭn-ăl kar'ē-ĕr)
A private company in the U.S. that contracts with Medicare to pay bills for durable medical equipment.
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The reorganization--called Carrier Consolidation--began with the identification of four regional carriers--replacing 34 independent carriers--called Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carriers (DMERCS).

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