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Dr. report and Work Comp continuing?

adambaadamb Posts: 46
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:26 AM in Health Insurance Issues
I have been receiving workers comp and just recently had an MRI, I was wondering I know the Work Comp goes by Dr. report if the Dr.sees the MRI and after revue sees there is nothing new and there is no further surgery needed, can he remove you from Work Comp. or will he, being the Dr. keep you on it because you are still unable to work due to the fact I am still in discomfort and pain? ANy replies would be great
Thank You


  • I'm kinda at that point now as well and my comp insurance is sending to IME (independent medical examination )and my doctor said just tell them you still in pain and not ready to get a fusion so I can't return to work .
  • In my situation the surgeons have done all they can do. They know there is a problem and that i could only work in a limited capacity. But at this point there is nothing the surgeon can do and when that happens they make you MMI(maximum medical improvement). Now moving on to the pain management doctor since they are under the pressure of work comp they as well make you MMI. The difference being they say you will always need treatment but after a certain point they are not going to make you any better, but will continue to treat you. So if they are no longer keeping you out of work but on life time restrictions, you are considered maximum medical improvement and work comp will turn off your income. So where does this leave you. It leaves you to take remedy through the work comp court system either filing permanent disability or partial disability. In the state that I'm in work comp is only responsible to return you back to some type of work not your previous level of employment. I always tell anyone involved in work comp to get to know the laws of your state. You may even browse your state's site and find the actually cases that have been filled. If anything they are a good read and you can learn a lot about what to expect.
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