Durable Medical Equipment



Meritus Equipped for Life offers a wide range of medical equipment and products to help you live a more comfortable life. Whether you are in need of oxygen, a hospital bed, CPAP machine and supplies, wheelchairs, medical alert services, or aids for daily living, we offer a full selection of products to choose from.

Our highly trained staff, including certified orthotic and mastectomy fitters, respiratory therapists, power mobility specialists and repair technicians, are available to help you select the right products for your needs and provide medical insurance billing for applicable items.

 We are accredited through CHAP, Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc.  

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Durable Medical Equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

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Joint Replacement Care

We have a wide range of products like walkers, reachers, seat lift chairs, bathroom safety items and aids to daily living that will make recovering at home easier and safer.

Cancer Care

For individuals going through chemotherapy, we offer an array of stylish wigs & skincare products. For ladies suffering from lymphedema, our staff can fit you for the perfect breast form and bras.

Wound Care

We carry a wide range of wound care products that will help you heal and get back to enjoying life.

Ostomy Care

Our knowledgeable staff will work with you and your physician to provide you with the products that are best suited for your body and lifestyle.

Diabetes Care

From diabetic shoes and socks to glucometers and test strips, we have what you need to stay well.

Respiratory Care

In addition to oxygen tanks of various sizes, we can provide you with high-flow and travel-size concentrators, nebulizers, tracheotomy supplies, and suction machines.


We have a wide range of canes, walkers, wheelchairs, power chairs, scooters, and bathroom products that will make every day easier. We also have a variety of seat lift chairs that will match any décor. Our trained staff can also install Stair glides and vehicle lifts for power mobility products.

Arthritis Care

Our extensive showroom consists of a wide variety of products, such as walkers, canes, transport chairs, wheelchairs, bathroom safety, aids to daily living, and hot/cold therapy.

Infant Care

All parents want their baby's life to have a happy, healthy start. For the newborn who needs respiratory care, phototherapy, or special safety precautions, Equipped for Life is there with the Wallaby phototherapy wrap, infant monitoring, infant oxygen and other special needs products.

At Equipped for Life, we know how important breastfeeding is for your new baby. We stock several different pumps from leading manufacturers like Medela, Ameda and Bailey for purchase. If you are a mom heading back to work full-time, or just need to pump occasionally when you are away from your baby, Equipped for Life has a breast pump that will be just right for you.

CPAP Supplies

Equipped for Life works with doctors and sleep laboratory professionals to provide the most appropriate products to treat sleep apnea. ResMed, Respironics, and Fisher Paykel are just a few of the manufacturers stocked at Equipped for Life. We offer a phone-based program that automatically contacts you when it is time to replace your CPAP supplies.


Equipped for Life can provide equipment and services to ease the transition out of hospital care, back to the patient's household. Many people only need medical equipment for a limited period of time, so most of our products can be rented by the month. All rentals include delivery, set-up and instruction.

There's no reason to wait- call today to speak with one of our caring staff and find out how to make life easier, more comfortable, and more active.

Meritus Equipped for Life is a full service home medical equipment provider, offering equipment repairs and installations. We offer free estimates, so there will be no surprises. Our certified equipment repair technicians will inspect your equipment and complete any repairs necessary to get your equipment working like new again.

We repair the following:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Hospital beds
  • Seat lift chairs
  • Basic power chairs
  • Oxygen concentrators
  • Rollators
  • Stair glides
  • Vehicle lifts
  • Scooters

Meritus Equipped for Life also installs stair glides and vehicle lifts. We offer quality products from top manufactures at competitive prices, installed by factory-trained technicians in as little as three hours.

For people who need a wheelchair, scooter or power to get around safely, Meritus Equipped for Life offers vehicle lifts. These easy-to-use lifts can be installed on virtually any vehicle and allow you to go anywhere and do anything. 

For certain specified items of durable medical equipment, the Affordable Care Act requires:

  1. An in-person, face-to-face examination with the treating practitioner (Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) or Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), physician assistant (PA), nurse practitioner (NP) or clinical nurse specialist (CNS).
  2. The treating practitioner must document that the beneficiary was evaluated and/or treated for a condition that supports the need for the item(s) of DME ordered.
  3. The face-to-face examination must have occurred sometime during the six (6) months prior to the date of the order for the item.

Face-to-face evaluations quick reference guide

Commonly prescribed medical equipment that require a face-to-face evaluation include:

Weekends, holidays or after-office hours contact:

  • For non-urgent situations regarding service or equipment, call 301-714-0200, ext. 2010, and leave a voice message by leaving the patients name, telephone number and a brief message. We will contact you regarding your message on the next business day.
  • For urgent situations requiring an immediate response, call 301-714-0200, and follow the voice message instructions for contacting the on-call representative.
  • If there is a life-threatening situation or a medical emergency, Call 911.
  • In the event of an environmental emergency, such as inclement weather, natural disaster or industrial disaster, and you are unable to reach us by phone, tune to your local radio or television station for instructions on how to reach us.
  • Your physician is the only member of the health care team who can diagnosis or prescribe. If you have questions about your prescription or diagnosis, please contact your physician.

Medicare Standards

Click here for a copy of the supplier standards every Medicare DMEPOS supplier must meet in order to obtain and retain billing privileges.

Patient's Bill of Rights & Responsibilities 

Click here for a copy of Equipped for Life's Patient's Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.

Meritus Equipped for Life will bill your insurance for covered items. Any co-insurance, deductibles or non-covered items will be your responsibility. Please see below for additional helpful information.


  • Medicare will pay for home medical equipment, also called durable medical equipment, at 80% of the Medicare reimbursed amount as long as you meet the Medicare requirements.
  • You are responsible to pay your annual Medicare Part B deductible and the 20% co-insurance for services rendered unless you have a secondary or supplemental insurance that will cover the remaining balance.
  • Medicare requires an order for every item of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies. Some items may require you to be seen by your physician for a face-to-face examination. Some of the most common items are hospital beds, manual wheelchairs, pneumatic compression device, nebulizer, CPAP machine and supplies, TENS unit, and some types of oxygen.


  • Medicaid pays home medical equipment at 100% as long as you meet the medical need requirements. Some equipment may need to be pre-authorized prior to receiving.
  • Medicaid requires an order for every item of durable medical equipment. Medicaid requires that we follow the medical policies of Medicare for coverage determination.

Private or commercial insurance:

  • Your insurance company must approve home medical equipment.
  • Your insurance company may not pay 100% for medical equipment.
  • You will be responsible for any ESTIMATED co-payments upfront. Any remaining balance will be billed to you once your insurance has finalized payment of your claims.
  • Your plan may have a limited amount of coverage or benefit exclusions on some home medical equipment.
  • Your plan may have a limit on the types of services it will cover.
  • The delivery ticket you sign verifies your agreement to accept responsibility for any cost not covered by your insurance company.
  • All of this will be determined at the time your insurance coverage is verified. Information regarding coverage will be communicated with you verbally and in writing prior to the delivery of equipment.


  • Any patient with no insurance (Medicare, Medicaid or Private/Commercial) is initially considered as self-pay.
  • If you have no way to pay for your services, please contact our office to discuss potential financial options available to you.

Payment options:

  • Payment may be given to staff during the delivery of equipment.
  • Payment can be mailed back in the return envelope included with your bill.
  • Payment can be made over of the phone by contacting our billing department at 301-714-0200.
  • Payment of a recurring monthly balance can be made automatically via our secure credit card processing system. Click here to download the authorization form for this option. Completed forms can be mailed to Meritus Equipped for Life, 525 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD 21742.


Meritus Equipped for Life provides affordable and reliable medical alert services to all those who wish to live an independent life, regardless of their limitations. Designed to fit any lifestyle or budget, our top-rated product suite features the most advanced and innovative technology in the PERS industry, ensuring your safety at home or anywhere you go.

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Classic Guardian

A cost-efficient medical alert system, the Classic Guardian keeps you safe both in and around your home for less than $1 a day.

  • Wearable pendant works up to 1,000 ft. from base station
  • VOIP compatible
  • 100% US-based monitoring
  • Audible announcements for ease of use
  • Prices starting at $29.95

Home Guardian 4G

Home Guardian 4G LTE uses a nationwide cellular network to wirelessly connect you to our 24/7 monitoring center.

  • Cellular coverage indicator lights
  • 48hr. backup battery life in case of power outage emergencies
  • 1,000 ft. wearable pendant range
  • Enhanced two-way voice speaker
  • Prices starting at $41.95

On the Go Guardian

On the Go Guardian keeps you protected both at home and when you’re away from home with Wi-Fi location assistance. The portable medical alert device connects you instantly to our 24/7
monitoring center through a nationwide cellular network.

  • WiFi location service
  • Get up to 30 days of battery life on a single charge
  • 4G LTE cellular connectivity
  • Prices starting at $41.95

Active Guardian

Enjoy the freedom to keep doing what you love both inside and outside of your home with the Active Guardian, an all-in-one medical alert system with GPS, Wi-Fi, and optional fall detection capabilities.

  • Wearable, 2-way communication
  • Location ID using GPS and Wi-Fi
  • Water resistant for use in the shower or bath
  • Prices starting at $44.95



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Meritus Equipped for Life

Meritus Equipped for Life

525 Dual Hwy.

Hagerstown, MD 21740

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Phone: 301-714-0200

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