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Alaska seeks to cover reused DME

December 9, 2015HME News Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and the state legislature want to amend Medicaid regulations to allow reimbursement for reused durable medical equipment, according to a local newspaper article. The reimbursement would be lower than that for new equipment but the equipment would have to meet the same standards for use and have no defects. “(This is) part of bringing the cost down of Medicaid,” said Sen. Peter Micciche, who plans to include the bill...

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Texas: Is equipment reuse program a non-starter?

October 25, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

DALLAS - The state's plans to create a reuse program for home medical equipment just don't make sense, say HME providers. “After people use this equipment, it's not in very good shape and unsanitary,” said Barry Johnson, executive director of the Texas Alliance for Home Care Services and president of Duncanville, Texas-based Texas Medical. “Who's going to be responsible for collecting it, cleaning it and repairing it? Where are they going to warehouse it?”In June, Governor...

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