18 | AT Acquisition – Funding

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Acquiring AT

There are many funding sources available to the child including Medicaid, private insurances, and other private sources depending on the type of AT services and/or devices needed. If the IFSP team determines that AT is necessary to achieve outcomes on the IFSP, then it must be provided promptly. The resource coordinator, parents, and other team members should identify funding for the AT devices. When alternative funding is not available, the SoonerStart Program must provide the device. AT devices and equipment purchased by SoonerStart remain the property of the SoonerStart Program.

See Appendix C for the Funding Source

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

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

  1. Identify the source of equipment:
    1. Locate vendor
    2. Obtain a price quote
  2. Identify possible funding:
    1. Determine person(s) who will seek funding
    2. Determine the requirement for each funding source. The Oklahoma Funding Guide 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
      • ABLE Tech Reutilization Program
      • Private/Charitable/Community Resources
    3. Order the device
    4. Plan for training
    5. Set up the device
    6. Establish a technical support system