He agreed with my surgeon that a fusion would be "appropriate" and that I would also require regular medical check-ups and follow-up visits in the future.
He stated in his report that he would now deem me a "QIW" even without the future fusion.
What I'm confused about, is to why he also RX'd "the need for 18 to 24 PT treatments per year - Isn't this unusual in light of the 24 "lifetime" PT limitation as was set forth by SB-899? (DOI was in 2002).
I'm not compaining, but wonder if he's on top of the new CA Workers Comp legislation, or am I not fully understanding the LC.
The evaluation was an extensive and lengthy one, and was performed in Dec. 2004. Have been advised that this places my case under the old PDRS, but this, the only QME, didn't "P and S" me, nor has my PTP yet. Am still receiving TTD.
( I was however, P and S'd by an AME for another accepted, injured body-part over a year and a half ago).
Might anyone be able to offer me more clarification and insight ?