Equipment Exchange: Increasing Access to Durable Medical Equipment (DME)

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This collaborative project with Kansas Department of Health and Environment (Kansas Medicaid) works to increase access to durable medical equipment by developing a statewide recycling/reuse program. The project uses a regional network of civic, religious, and disability organizations to redistribute durable medical equipment purchased by Kansas Medicaid when the equipment is no longer needed by the original user. The Kansas Equipment Exchange program (KEE) is designed to network regional resources to:

1) facilitate prompt pick-up of unused equipment,

2) safely recondition and/or refurbish the equipment,

3) match the available equipment to customer needs and,

4) redistribute the used equipment, at no cost, to Medicaid beneficiaries, Medicaid eligible or those likely to become eligible for Medicaid.

For more information, visit the Kansas Equipment Exchange.

Project details

  • Primary Investigator: Sara Sack

  • Project start Date: 07/01/2020

  • Project finish Date: 06/30/2022



  • Kansas Department of Health & Environment

  • Award Number: KDHE2014-1011

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