What DME can I receive under the EEOICPA with/without a prescription?
As a covered employee under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Act (EEOICPA) you can receive Durable Medical Equipment (DME) for the treatment of your accepted condition(s).
What is DME?
Durable Medical Equipment is medical equipment that serves a medical purpose in relation to your accepted condition and can withstand repeated use (e.g. hospital beds, walkers, canes, and wheel chairs, etc.). The EEOICPA will also pay for consumable medical equipment or medical supplies (e.g. alcohol wipes, latex gloves, and gauze, etc.).
The EEOICPA is the responsible payer for any DME or medical supplies that is medically necessary for the treatment of your accepted condition(s). A physician must prescribe all DME, supplies, and custom devices. All DME and medical supplies fall in to two categories when it comes to authorization. Items which require preauthorization and items which do not.