Putting Durable Medical Equipment Within Reach

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Close-up of a hand grasping the wheel and rim of a wheelchair by the seated chair user.

Access to Durable Medical Equipment (DME) can mean the difference between being stuck at home—or even in the hospital—and having mobility, independence, and a better quality of life. While some DME is relatively inexpensive, such as canes and shower benches, others, such as electric hospital beds and electric wheelchairs, can cost thousands of dollars, straining available Medicaid funding.

Assistive Technology (A.T.) Act programs in three states have partnered with their state Medicaid agencies to retrieve, refurbish, and redistribute valuable DME, making it more accessible to all. Learn how Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota are putting durable medical equipment within reach.

Read the AT3 Center’s Durable Medical Equipment Case Study, the fifth in our Case Study Series.

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