38 CFR § 17.273 - Preauthorization.

§ 17.273 Preauthorization.

Preauthorization or advance approval is required for any of the following:

(a) Non-emergent inpatient mental health and substance abuse care including admission of emotionally disturbed children and adolescents to residential treatment centers.

(b) All admissions to a partial hospitalization program (including alcohol rehabilitation).

(c) Outpatient mental health visits in excess of 23 per calendar year and/or more than two (2) sessions per week.

(d) Dental care.

(e) Durable medical equipment with a purchase or total rental price in excess of $2,000.

(f) Organ transplants.

(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501, 1781)
[63 FR 48102, Sept. 9, 1998, as amended at 74 FR 31374, July 1, 2009]