In the U.S. there are various funding options for purchasing durable medical equipment (DME) such as standing frames and other assistive technology:
- Public Insurance (i.e. Medicaid, Waivers, etc.)
- Private Insurance Companies (i.e. BCBS, HMO, PPO, etc.)
- Worker's Compensation
- Disability Insurance
- Liability Insurance (i.e. car, home, etc.)
- Assistance from disability groups (i.e. MDA, MS Society, etc.)
- Possible payment plan through supplier
- Child's school purchase for use at school (i.e. standing is part of child's IEP)
- Purchase by workplace for use while on the job
- Purchase through your VA Hospital
- Assistance from local groups such (i.e. Rotary clubs, Lions, etc.)
- Out-of-Pocket (cash or credit card - VISA and Mastercard accepted )
Below are a few resources to help familiarize you with different funding options. Contact us for more information on these and other agencies.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Complete Medicare & Medicaid information.
A wonderfully well-organized site for cutting through the morass of disability-related material on the Web. Many links to funding related websites.
Families USA's Medicaid Action Center
Families USA's Medicaid Action Center is the place to come for the latest information on the ongoing fight to save Medicaid, a fight that could profoundly affect health care for more than 51 million Americans. This fight is now focused on Congress, where the House and Senate are negotiating about whether to cut Medicaid -- and by how much.
The official U.S. Government site for Medicare information.
State by State Telework and Financial Loan Programs
Assistive Technology Alternative Financing Programs and Access to Telework Loan Programs administered by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).
Wheels to Freedom
Wheels To Freedom is a non-profit organization comprised of individuals in the community working together to help families obtain wheelchair accessible vans to enable them to fully participate in the community.