19 | Acquiring AT (Funding) & Providing AT

19 | Acquiring AT (Funding) & Providing AT

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EAcquiring (Funding) and Implementation of AT

Providing AT

Depending on the type of AT required, there are many funding sources available to the child including Medicaid, private insurances, and other private sources. When funding is not available, SoonerStart is the payor of last resort and may not unnecessarily delay the provision of AT devices and services due to funding issues if a child requires such services to benefit from the IFSP. Assistive technology devices and equipment purchased by SoonerStart remain the property of the SoonerStart Program.

See Appendix C for Funding Resources
See Appendix D for the SoonerStart AT Acquisition Process and Request for AT Form

The following are actions that are necessary to obtain the recommended AT devices:

  1. Identify source of equipment and
    1. Locate vendor or
    2. Obtain a price quote in
  2. Identify possible funding
    1. Determine person(s) who will seek funding
    2. Determine requirement for each funding source. The Oklahoma Funding for AT Manual (Found online at okabletech-atfunding.org) has a list of funding resources including but not limited to:
      • Medicaid SoonerCare
      • Medicaid Early, Periodic, Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment
      • Medicaid Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA)
      • Supplemental Security Income-Disabled Children’s Program (SSI-DCP)
      • Family Support Assistance Program
      • Private Insurance
      • Financial Loan Programs – Alternative Financing Program
      • Oklahoma Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program (OKDMERP)
      • Private/Charitable/Community Resources
    3. Order
    4. Plan for training as
    5. Set up
    6. Establish technical support system.