I received a letter today, from a General Peer Review doctor from the insurance company, that has never seen me or knows about my worker's comp. injury/history.
I was sent to see Worker man Comp. IME physicians, to get an impairment rating, which he evaluated me at 28%, due to that my Primary Doctor had previously given me a 23% IME.
Now, a month later I received this stupid letter from a SO call Orthopedic surgeon, claiming he disagrees with the impairment rating assigned by the commission IME Physician.
He stated that he reviews my medical documentation using 4th editions of the AMA guide of Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, to get his rating. Why would it be different from the commission's doctor rating?
I have been seeing Neurology surgeons, and not an Orthopedic surgeon for my injury and have had surgery, due to my accident.
Can they do that and is this legal?