Re: Moving to Another State
how to go about in finding a new doctor in WA.]
You guys need to be coordinating these moves with your treating doctor just like you coordinated with the carrier to get your checks forwarded.
my attorney has been helpful enough to notify worker's comp that I'm moving and to forward the checks to my new address.
If you gave advance notice to him and the carrier, they would give you a referral to a doctor in the state you're moving to.
If you keep the threating doctor and carrier in the dark, they can't assist with your move.
Why do you guys pick up and move without worrying about where you're going to get medical care or your next prescription?
At your last appointment, what did you tell your doctor when he scheduled your next appointment? - You never mentioned you where moving and need a refferal?
No doctor will see you without a referral, your medical records and an approval from the carrier, all of which could've been done before you moved.
Now that you've created this mess, you'll have to go without medical or pay out of pocket until you can get things in the order they should be.
I know of no doctor in America that will see a patient just because he's on comp - So the answer to "what doctor is willing to take an out of state worker's compensation claim" - the answer is none, they don't see patients on that basis alone.
Also if you guys are on opioids, you had to sign a narcotics contract which states you're to keep your doctor informed of any change in circumstance, moving without notice would be a violation and cause to terminate care.
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