Smart Home Devices
Assistive Technology is any assistive adaptive or rehabilitative device thing that is used to help an individual live independently in their home and is NOT managed or supported by a Response Center.
Some examples of Assistive Technology are your home smart devices, doorbell cameras, and automatic door openers. These devices promote greater independence by enabling people with disabilities to perform everyday tasks that might otherwise be a barrier to independent living.
Assistive Technology Concerns Addressed
How can Assistive Technology equipment help to solve some of the most common challenges that individuals face? We install devices that promote independence. Read about our most common Assistive Technology equipment and how they help. You can also contact our office with specific questions or to set up a time for a formal conversation.
Assistive Technology FAQ:
AT is any piece of assistive technology equipment that is used by an individual to be more independent. An individual will receive either Remote Supports OR Assistive Tech.
The $75 monthly limit referenced in the AT Equipment section of the AT rule is regarding subscription services such as apps, and not the cost of AT Equipment that is prorated over 24 months.
When multiple pieces of technology are quoted from an AT provider, they are considered a complete system. Each individual piece of technology does not need to be “shopped” for the LCA. The vendor provides the equipment with the expectation that it works as a cohesive system and should be treated as such.
The waiver is always the payee of last resort. While a denial from Medicaid is needed, items that have previously been deemed uncoverable do not require a new denial per individual.
No. Medical necessity is the services or items reasonable and necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of illness or injury, or to improve functioning of a malformed body member. The team is often able to make this determination.
No, because AT is now a SELF waiver service. The SELF waiver would need to be authorized for purchases of AT.
Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) are now part of the AT rule and should be authorized as Assistive Technology.
The team would need to research certified providers for AT that would meet the need for the monitoring and/or equipment, and then transition to a certified provider in a reasonable time frame.
There is a $5,000 limit on AT services per waiver span. Under the Level 1 waiver, there is also a 3-year cap of $7500.
Med dispensers may only be filled by a nurse, the pharmacy, or a family member of the individual.