38 CFR 17.902 - Preauthorization.

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§ 17.902 Preauthorization.
(a) Preauthorization from a customer service representative of the Health Administration Center is required for the following services or benefits under §§ 17.900 through 17.905: rental or purchase of durable medical equipment with a total rental or purchase price in excess of $300, respectively; transplantation services; mental health services; training; substance abuse treatment; dental services; and travel (other than mileage at the General Services Administration rate for privately owned automobiles). Authorization will only be given in spina bifida cases where there is a demonstrated medical need. In cases of other covered birth defects, authorization will only be given where there is a demonstrated medical need related to the covered birth defects. Requests for provision of health care requiring preauthorization shall be made to the Health Administration Center and may be made by telephone, facsimile, mail, or hand delivery. The application must contain the following:
(1) Name of child,
(2) Child's Social Security number,
(3) Name of veteran,
(4) Veteran's Social Security number,
(5) Type of service requested,
(6) Medical justification,
(7) Estimated cost, and
(8) Name, address, and telephone number of provider.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a) of this section, preauthorization is not required for a condition for which failure to receive immediate treatment poses a serious threat to life or health. Such emergency care should be reported by telephone to the Health Administration Center within 72 hours of the emergency.
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 101(2), 1802-1803, 1811-1813, 1831)
(The Office of Management and Budget has approved the information collection requirements in this section under control number 2900-0578)
[68 FR 1010, Jan. 8, 2003, as amended at 76 FR 4249, Jan. 25, 2011]

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  • 2015-04-27; vol. 80 # 80 - Monday, April 27, 2015
    1. 80 FR 23239 - Updating Certain Delegations of Authority in VA Medical Regulations
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      Final rule.
      Effective date: This final rule is effective April 27, 2015.
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Title 38 published on 2014-07-01

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  • 2015-05-15; vol. 80 # 94 - Friday, May 15, 2015
    1. 80 FR 27878 - Health Care for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans and Certain Korea Veterans—Covered Birth Defects and Spina Bifida
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      Proposed rule.
      Comments must be received by VA on or before July 14, 2015.
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