Obtaining a Therapeutic Spa for a Claimant Following Total Knee Replacement Surgery: J.H.

The claim was initially denied by the District Office. Following an oral hearing, a Hearing Representative from the Branch of Hearings and Review issued a decision reversing the denial of the claim and ordering that the claim be accepted. Subsequently, authorization was provided for several medical procedures, including total knee replacement surgeries for both knees. Based upon the recommendations of the treating orthopedic surgeon, Mr. Gest was also able to obtain authorization from OWCP for a therapeutic spa for the claimant at a cost of almost $6,000.00.