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AT Reuse in Medicaid

Developing AT Reuse Partnerships with Medicaid

At least 20 states have considered DME rese as part of the Medicaid program. Reutilization of assistive technology (AT), which encompasses DME, is a mandated activity of the 56 federally-funded state and territorial Assistive Technology Act (Tech Act) Programs.[1] Not all engage in refurbishing donated devices; some operate classified-like online exchange programs. But many partner with nonprofits to create statewide networks for refurbishing and reassignment of lightly-used AT, and several states have partnerships between Medicaid and the Tech Act Programs. Pass It On Center, the National Technical Assistance Center for AT Reutilization, has provided education, training, consulting and other support resources to programs pursuing partnerships with Medicaid.

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[1] Assistive Technology for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004 – (29 U.S.C. 2001 et seq.)

For more information about Medicaid, see http://www.medicaid.gov/index.html

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The file benefits of the kansas equipment exchange program.doc has been archived. Please contact the Pass It On Center if you would like access to it. 0.06 MB
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Other Information

Title: AT Reuse in Medicaid
Module: Partner/Collaborator
Author: Trish Redmon
Audience: Administrator
Sub Title:
Procedure: How to develop reuse partnerships with Medicaid
Organization Source: Pass It On Center
Last Reviewed: 10-08-2013 7:58 AM