My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Washington DC
I have a question about lifetime pain management, I will try to keep it short.
Treating doctor recommends pain managment,
IC sends me to IME and the IME report comes back in my favor for pain management
I request the IME doc be my treating pain management doctor which is agreed to.
A year goes by and my pain management doc (was IME doc) orders continued PT which the IC refused so off we go to court for informal conference. The hearing goes in my favor and the IC says they are going to appeal....but a week later they say go ahead and make appointment for PT....sooooo I call therapy office and tell them to call IC so they call and get no response. They call three times and almost a month goes by without approval.
So heres the question,
When the IC lawyers failed to appeal the decision can they just refuse to authorize treatment? I am having the same problem with follow up appt. and prescriptions? I am young and worried if this is gonna be the plan for the next 50 years? I have good lawyers working on this now but I am just so damn surprised they can be ordered to pay for treatment, fail to appeal and then just not authorize it? Is there some kind of penalty for this? I am just curious and want to discuss.