Enrolled HB 161: Relating to the purchase of durable medical equipment under Medicaid; and providing for an effective date.
00Enrolled HB 161 01 Relating to the purchase of durable medical equipment under Medicaid; and providing for an 02 effective date. 03 _______________ 04 * Section 1. AS 47.07.030 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 05 (g) When the department authorizes the purchase of durable medical 06 equipment under this section, the department may require a recipient of medical 07 assistance services to purchase used or refurbished durable medical equipment if used 08 or refurbished durable medical equipment 09 (1) is available; 10 (2) is less expensive, including shipping, than new durable medical 11 equipment of the same type; 12 (3) is able to withstand at least three years of use; and 13 (4) equally meets the needs of the recipient. 14 * Sec. 2. AS 47.07.900 is amended by adding a new paragraph to read:
01 (20) "durable medical equipment" means equipment that 02 (A) can withstand repeated use; 03 (B) is primarily and customarily used to serve a medical 04 purpose; 05 (C) generally is not useful to an individual in the absence of an 06 illness or injury; and 07 (D) is appropriate for use in the home, school, or community. 08 * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).