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EEOICPA BULLETIN NO. 20-03 Telemedicine for Home and Residential Health Care (HRHC) and Durable Medical Equipment (DME)

In accordance with DEEOIC policy and procedure, it is necessary currently for claimants to undergo a face-to-face examination with their physician within 60 days of the date of a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) supporting any request for a claimant to receive HRHC or DME. Because of new restrictions imposed to limit interpersonal contact, DEEOIC is temporarily permitting Medical Benefit Examiner (MBE) staff to accept LMNs that a physician prepares using information collected from alternative methods of patient evaluation, including exceptions for ongoing HRHC or DME at an existing level of care, and telemedicine options for new or increased care. Telemedicine will occur only under those circumstances where the physician has the legal or licensing authority to conduct such an examination. It will also occur only under those circumstances where the claimant’s physician has chosen to undertake such an evaluation.* Click link below to access entire bulletin.

*EEOICPA BULLETIN NO. 20-03

Posted April 7, 2020