Workers comp and M R I procedures- do u need approval from workers comp first, or can it just be scheduled??

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Dolphin
Asked at 2012-05-23 10:01:15
my mother injured her knee at work and has been out for a week now, and the doctor refuses to schedule an MRI until approved by workers comp ... Presonally I hate the doctor, I tried to arrange a procedure that would have caused a permanent disability so naturally I doubt it completely ... also the administrator . staff at work from my mother told MRI procedures no longer require prior approval in the State of New York ... What is the truth of the matter and that we contact to get the MRI scheduled now? she needs to get healthy and return to work , live paycheck to paycheck and this really is doing great harm to her.
Answer1MarthaAnswered at 2012-05-28 21:07:31
She should Waite for approval frm workers comp . Any manager of a worker comp case you can call? Also, do not think you can do an MRI. you have to have a doctor's order to get one.
Answer2HopeAnswered at 2012-06-08 23:41:08
I am not a lawyer but worked for a workers' compensation . carrier. Laws vary by state. I go by my experience.

Get the MRI approved the first insurance company. If not, can deny payment .

Make sure your doctor is board certified before he operates on his mother. You should also get a second opinion before surgery.

Call the insurance company and try to get them to move in this direction. You can get a lawyer, but that does not mean they will move faster than you can. If you get a lawyer , make sure that specialize in workers compensation . cases.

I hope your mother can get the treatment they need and feel better soon . Good luck to her and you. She is fortunate to have that help .
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