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.).

Authorization

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.

Preauthroizaiton

DME such as an Oxygen Concentrator does require preauthorization. You should work with your DME provider to obtain authorization prior to receiving the equipment to ensure that the EEOCPA pays for your DME. Your DME provider will guide and assist you in obtaining necessary medical documentation for your DME. Please keep in mind, the EEOCIPA will ONLY pay for DME that is medically necessary for the treatment of your accepted condition(s) under the EEOCIPA.

Level 1/2 DME & Supplies

For DME and medical supplies that do not require preauthorization your DME provider will provide you, at the direction of your treating physician, and bill the EEOCIPA directly at no expense to you. Below is a list of some DME and medical supplies which do not require preauthorization:

  • Adhesive Gauze
  • Alcohol
  • Alcohol Wipes 2units/Box
  • Alternating Pressure Pad
  • Alternating Pressure Pad W/Pump
  • Bedside Commode BP Monitor (Arm) BP Monitor (Wrist)
  • Cane
  • Cane (Car)
  • Cane (Quad)
  • Commode/Toilet Rails
  • Compression Stocking
  • Depends S/M
  • Depends L/XL
  • Depends Women’s
  • Distilled Water
  • Elbow/Knee Protector
  • Gauze Sponge 4×4 Sterile
  • Gauze Sponge 4×4 Non Sterile (200)
  • Gauze Pad 2×2 N.S. (200)
  • Gauze Pad 2×2 Sterile
  • Gloves (Lg)
  • Gloves (Md)
  • Grabber Hand
  • Grabber Sock
  • Grab Bar 1211
  • Grab Bar 18″
  • Grab Bar 24″
  • Heat Pad
  • Masks Box/SO (3 units/box) Nebulizer
  • Neb Admin Set
  • Nebulizer Filter
  • Peroxide
  • Poise Pad/EA
  • Position Cushion (Wedge)
  • Position Cushion (Lumbar)
  • Raised Toilet Seat
  • Rollator
  • Saline Pre Filled
  • Sheepskin Pad (Sheep or Lambskin)
  • Sheepskin (Synthetic)
  • Shower Bench
  • Shower Chair
  • Skin Barrier (4units/tube)
  • Spirometer
  • Stethoscope W/Cuff
  • Tape
  • Thermometer
  • Undergarment 68″-80″ 12/pk
  • Underpads(23×36) PK/15
  • Urinal Bottle
  • Walker
  • Wipes (Protectant) PK/24

Home Health Services

In our dedication to deliver the best experience and care to our patients we have partnered with several home health companies. These companies are as dedicated as we are in providing you with professional personalized services. They will ensure your durable medical equipment needs are met, while keeping you in the comfort of your own home.