Blunt Orders System For Covering Medical Equipment

1 decade 2 years 1 month ago Friday, March 30 2007 Mar 30, 2007 Friday, March 30, 2007 9:31:57 PM CDT March 30, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Governor Blunt is directing the state to provide some medical equipment through Medicaid to comply with a federal judge's order. The judge ruled earlier this month that the state broke federal law when it dropped coverage for some equipment while keeping it for others. That includes items called durable medical equipment, such as wheelchair batteries and crutches. Blunt's plan would use an electronic verification system to confirm that a patient needs the equipment. The governor also ordered the department to seek an extra 60 days to comply. A lawyer for a group suing the state says he needs to review the decision, but the order is apparently what it was seeking.

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