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Budget Summary FY2011

Outside Section 171
Data Current as of:  8/6/2010

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Durable Medical Equipment Study

SECTION 171.   The secretary of administration and finance and the secretary of health and human services shall evaluate the feasibility of contracting for recycling durable medical equipment purchased and issued by the commonwealth through its medical assistance programs.

Said evaluation shall include, but not be limited to, a request for qualifications and proposals for entities capable of developing, implementing and operating a system of recycling whereby an inventory of such equipment is developed and managed so as to maximize the quality of service delivery to equipment recipients and to minimize costs and losses attributable to waste, fraud and abuse.

After completion of the evaluation, if the secretary of health and human services, in consultation with the secretary of administration and finance, determines that there is a proposal that would result in substantial cost savings for the commonwealth, the secretary of health and human services may adopt the proposal.