Critical Signal Technologies (CST)
Specialized Equipment and Supplies
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Specialized Equipment and Supplies is a waiver and Alternative Care program service for people who have an assessed need for additional supplies and equipment beyond what is covered by Medical Assistance (MA) and other funding sources.
Specialized Equipment and Supplies are devices, controls, or medical appliances specified in the community support plan that enable the person to increase their ability to:
* Perform activities of daily living
* Perceive, control, or interact with their environment
* Communicate with others
State plan medical equipment and supplies are defined under Minnesota Rules, parts 9505.0310.
Learn more about this service when paid for under the disability waivers in the Community-Based Services Manual.
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Supplies and equipment could include:
* Durable and non-durable medical equipment and supplies (when not available or denied under the state plan)
* Equipment repair and maintenance (unless covered by the manufacturer's warranty)
* Items necessary for life support
- Supplies necessary for the proper functioning of such life support
* Items that exceed the limits set for Medical Assistance (MA) state plan covered services
* Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS)
* Upgrades and add-ons to otherwise approved state plan items covered by MA that are determined necessary to meet the needs identified in the person's consumer support plan
The funding may include necessary training or instruction on the use of specialized supplies and equipment.
Licenses and Certifications
- Approved by DHS as Meeting State Standards
- Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Enrolled Provider
- Brain Injury Waiver (BI)
- Community Access for Disability Inclusion Waiver (CADI)
- Community Alternative Care (CAC) Waiver
- Elderly Waiver (EW)
This service is available through most waivers and the Alternative Care (AC) program for people whose assessment and service plan shows a need for more supplies or equipment than what Medical Assistance (MA) or other funding covers.
The Developmental Disabilities (DD) waiver does not cover this service, but Assistive Technology is available as a separate DD waiver service.
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This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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LH-0600Assistive Technology Equipment Definition
Programs that pay for or provide equipment, appliances and assistive aids that enable people, including those who have physical or sensory limitations, to increase their mobility and/or ability to communicate and live more comfortably.
LH-0650.0700Assistive Technology Expense Assistance Definition
Programs that pay all or a portion of the costs associated with acquiring assistive technology products and/or obtaining support services such as customization, fit/modification services or repairs.
LH-5000Medical Equipment/Supplies Definition
Programs that pay for or provide necessary in-home hospital equipment, monitoring devices, respiratory aids, prevention kits and other medical supplies that are required by people who want to prevent the transmission of an infectious disease, are coping with the effects of a chronic health condition or disability or are convalescing following surgery or illness. Included are programs that provide medical equipment on a loan basis as well as those that provide equipment that people can keep.
LV-8500.3000Home Telemedicine Definition
Programs that utilize computer technology and telecommunications equipment to provide patient education services and vital sign monitoring and assessment of home health care patients who have already been diagnosed in a standard medical setting. Home health care nurses can "videovisit" patients who remain in the comfort of their homes and listen to heart and lung sounds, observe wound healing processes, receive vital sign readings (such as blood glucose measurements, blood pressure readings and oxygen levels), monitor medication compliance and send patient-centered information (such as medication compliance reminders and patient education modules) directly to the patient's home.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.