Reuse Effort Targets Items Bought With Medicaid Money | The Texas Tribune

By calling for a program that encourages the reuse of equipment like wheelchairs and hospital beds that were bought with Medicaid dollars, legislators hope that they are creating a new way for the state to save money.

Senate Bill 1175, which passed through the 83rd Legislature, authorizes the Health and Human Services Commission to implement a program that would promote the resale of “durable medical equipment” — which also includes items like insulin pumps and crutches — when purchased through Medicaid.

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