I have several questions. There was a change in status in September, my treating physician stated I could return to light duty after being off work for several months with very tight restrictions. Workers Comp informed me that, TTD would change to TPD and bi-weekly payments would change to monthly.
A Monthly Statement report was sent out and could not be returned before a month due date. I was told that after turning in the initial monthly statement, it would take 2 weeks to receive my check? So, in essence I will not receive any monies for 44 days. Q: Is this the normal process? Does it usually take that long after submitting an initial monthly report? And will this be an ongoing process each time?
S: I scheduled an appointment with my treating physician an Orthopedic specialist in November. I was subjected to an IME exam by a Podiatrist in October who subsequently closed my case. I did not find any of this out until I went to see my treating physician. I was asked how I would be paying, then I was informed that workers comp would no longer pay for any medical treatments. I have not seen any paperwork that substantiates any of this.
Q:What should be done at this point?