DFEC Hearing Aid Supplies and Services Utilization Review - 07-17-2023

Effective July 15, 2023, the Office of Workers’ Compensation (OWCP) Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation (DFEC) Program is implementing a new utilization review (UR) for hearing aid services and supplies.

Please refer to the FECA Circular NO. 23-08 for more information. FECA Circulars | U.S. Department of Labor (dol.gov)

New limits have been defined for DFEC hearing aid supplies and services.

EOB Number EOB Description Applicable Procedure Codes
81021 BATTERY FOR HEARING DEVICE LIMITED TO 30 UNITS PER 180 DAYS V5266
80151 HEARING AID SERVICES ARE LIMITED TO 1 PER 730 DAYS V5264, V5265, V5275
80152 HEARING AID SERVICES ARE LIMITED TO 1 PER 1825 DAYS V5010, V5020, V5030, V5040, V5050, V5060, V5070, V5080, V5090, V5100, V5110, V5120, V5130, V5140, V5150, V5160, V5170, V5171, V5172, V5180, V5181, V5190, V5200, V5210, V5211, V5212, V5213, V5214, V5215, V5220, V5221, V5230, V5240, V5241, V5242, V5243, V5244, V5245, V5246, V5247, V5248, V5249, V5250, V5251, V5252, V5253, V5254, V5255, V5256, V5257, V5258, V5259, V5260, V5261, V5262, V5263, V5267, V5268, V5269, V5270, V5271, V5272, V5273, V5281, V5282, V5283, V5284, V5285, V5286, V5287, V5288, V5289, V5290, V5298
81019 HEARING AID REPAIR/SUPPLY LIMITED TO 3 UNITS PER 1825 DAYS V5014
81061 HEARING AID FITTING/CHECKING LIMITED TO 4 PER 1825 DAYS V5011

For additional information, please contact our Call Center at the number listed below, where a Call Center representative will be happy to assist you.

Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC):
1-844-493-1966

 

New DFEC Durable Medical Equipment Utilization Review - 05-16-2023

Effective May 13, 2023, the Office of Workers’ Compensation (OWCP) Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation (DFEC) Program is implementing new utilization review (UR) for Durable Medical Equipment (DME) procedure codes and modifier combinations.

Please refer to 23-07 DFEC Circular for additional information.

Procedure Code Modifier New Utilization Review Restrictions
E1800. E1801, E1802, E1805, E1806, E1810, E1811, E1812, E1815, E1816, E1818, E1820, E1821, E1825, E1830, E1831, E1840 RR Rental of extension/flexion device is limited to once in 31 days
E0100, E0105, E0110, E0112, E0114, E0621. E0955, E2378 NU Purchase of patient’s sling or seat is limited to once in 366 days
E0670, E0720, E0730, E0748, E0760 NU Purchase of DME equipment is limited to once in a lifetime
E0156, E0158, E0159, E0731, E2102 NU Purchase of DME equipment is limited to once in 1095 days
E1020 NU Purchase of DME equipment is limited to twice in 1825 days
E1028 NU Purchase of DME equipment is limited to six in 366 days
E0130, E0135, E0140, E0141, E0143, E0144, E0147, E0148, E0149, E0165, E0170, E0171, E0181, E0182, E0183, E0184, E0185, E0186, E0187, E0193, E0194, E0196, E0197, E0198, E0235, E0240, E0245, E0247, E0248, E0250, E0251, E0255, E0256, E0260, E0261, E0290, E0291, E0292, E0293, E0294, E0295, E0301, E0302, E0303, E0304, E0305, E0316, E0471, E0620, E0625, E0627, E0629, E0630, E0635, E0636, E0637, E0638, E0639, E0640, E0641, E0642, E0958, E0968, E0986, E1002, E1003, E1004, E1005, E1006, E1007, E1008, E1010, E1012, E1029, E1030, E1035, E1036, E1038, E1039, E1050, E1060, E1070, E1083, E1084, E1085, E1086, E1087, E1088, E1089, E1090, E1092, E1093, E1100, E1130, E1140, E1150, E1160, E1161, E1170, E1171, E1172, E1180, E1190, E1195, E1200, E1221, E1222, E1223, E1224, E1225, E1226, E1227, E1228, E1230, E1240, E1250, E1260, E1270, E1280, E1285, E1290, E1295, K0800, K0801, K0802, K0806, K0807, K0808, K0812, K0813, K0814, K0815, K0816, K0820, K0821, K0822, K0823, K0824, K0825, K0826, K0827, K0828, K0829, K0830, K0831, K0835, K0836, K0837, K0838, K0839, K0840, K0841, K0842, K0843, K0848, K0849, K0850, K0851, K0852, K0854, K0855, K0856, K0857, K0858, K0859, K0860, K0861, K0862, K0863, K0864, K0868, K0869, K0870, K0871, K0877, K0878, K0879, K0880, K0884, K0885, K0886, K0898, K0899 NU Purchase of DME equipment is limited to once in 1825 days

For additional information, you may contact our Call Center at the number listed below, where a Call Center representative will be happy to assist you.

Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC):
1-844-493-1966

DFEC Psychological Exams and Evaluations Utilization Review (UR) - 08-22-2022

Effective August 20, 2022, the DFEC program will be implementing new utilization review (UR) for psychological exam and evaluation procedure codes. This change will impact professional, outpatient, and prompt pay bills.

Please refer to the DFEC Bulletin at this link for more information.

You may also contact our Call Center at the number listed below, where a Call Center representative will be happy to assist you.

Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation (DFEC): 1-844-493-1966