Gov’t launches loan program for DME

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

SHERMAN, Texas – The Texacoma Council of Governments, a voluntary organization of local governments in Cooke, Fannin and Grayson counties, in collaboration with the Salvation Army of Grayson County, Areli Medical Supply and Grayson County Health Clinic, has launched a loan program for DME, according to the Herald Democrat. The program, which is funded by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services Commission, has two goals: collect and refurbish reusable DME; and loan it out to individuals in need. The program’s inventory includes wheelchairs, walkers, rollators, canes, portable commodes and shower chairs. To access the program, a referring agency and an individual’s doctor must complete referral and medical necessity forms.