Three weeks ago, my very personable, charming NCM called to tell me that my request for a 2nd opinion had been approved! She told me the date and time (both wrong) and who the doctor is (she got that one right). Well, I had a lingering doubt in my mind about the information she relayed to me, so I called the doctor's office to confirm...... had I kept the appointment the NCM made for me, I would have been 5 days late for the appointment. Just another tactic the IC's use to mess around with your claim and your sanity.
Other than money, I don't understand what perverse joy these people get by messing with IW claims and just delaying the inevitable!
After calling the doctor's office and talking to the appointment secretary, she told me it was good that I had called her......the date my wonderful NCM had told me was actually a Saturday, and the doc's office is closed on Saturdays.
Bottom line is; don't take what your NCM tells you as gospel. Confirm your appointments etc., YOURSELF!
I'm learning so much from this forum. It has been a God-send. Thanks to all who contribute such valuable information!