U.S. Department of Labor
of Workers’ Compensation Programs
SUBJECT: Targeted Case Management for Home Health Care
The purpose of this Circular is to notify all Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) staff of a new policy regarding the authorization of Targeted Case Management for home health care services.
For the purposes of authorizing the reimbursement of Targeted Case Management (TCM), the DEEOIC will authorize a maximum of 15 minutes (1 unit) of TCM services per week. TCM services may not exceed 26 units for a 6-month period, without the claimant’s physician providing sufficient written medical necessity justification. TCM is authorized for reimbursement when an employee with accepted work-related illness or illnesses is receiving home health care services for multiple disciplines of care supplied by a single provider or multiple service providers. Multiple disciplines of care are categorized by professional service levels including: skilled nursing, home health aide/personal care attendant, rehabilitative therapists or other licensed/certified service professionals.
DEEOIC will consider exceptions to the guidance described in this circular on a case-by-case basis.
RACHEL P. LEITON
Director, Division of Energy Employees
Occupational Illness Compensation
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