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    Default Lifetime Medical and Moved Out of State

    My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: California I have lifetime medical and moved to Tennessee. My attorney is telling me I will need to fly to California to get my RX refills. Can't they just get me a new doctor in my new state? Also the company I had my injury at is self insured why can't I just get a lump sum and take care of my own medical? My attorney says they don't have to agree to that but I want my medical in my own hands.

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    Default Re: Lifetime Medical and Moved Out of State

    Quote Quoting Darbydoo62 View Post
    My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: California I have lifetime medical and moved to Tennessee. My attorney is telling me I will need to fly to California to get my RX refills. Can't they just get me a new doctor in my new state? Also the company I had my injury at is self insured why can't I just get a lump sum and take care of my own medical? My attorney says they don't have to agree to that but I want my medical in my own hands.
    I belive you signed off on the offer?.....It never crossed your mind to look into this before you even thought of moving?
    Sounds like your attorney can only do so much.

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    Default Re: Lifetime Medical and Moved Out of State

    You may be able to get your prescriptions filled by IWP- Injured Workers' Pharmacy. This is a mail order pharmacy that caters to claimants and deals with the insurance company on their behalf. Several of my clients have been very pleased with their service. You can find them on the web.
    Last edited by complwyr; 04-12-2019 at 10:54 AM.
    The North Carolina Court of Appeals has held that "In contested Workers' Compensation cases today, access to competent legal counsel is a virtual necessity." Church v. Baxter Travenol Labs, Inc., and American Motorists Insurance Company, 104 N.C. App. 411, 416 (1991).

    Bob Bollinger, Attorney and Board Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law

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    Default Re: Lifetime Medical and Moved Out of State

    I moved from Ca to SC and work comp approved my selection of a primary and our local pharmacy is part of their network so we can get my prescriptions filled. My problem now , after being here 8 years, they have started to send all prescription requests to Genex, a utilization review company work comp uses. Needless to say, prescriptions are getting denied, decreased and changed against my primary MD's wishes. None of these prescriptions are new. They are long standing meds which work for me. Then they offered to close out my medical, had an independent company do the review, decide what future medical costs would be, then the company who has to pay the lump sum denied it. Can they legally do this? Is there a way we can get them to settle my medical? My permanent disability was settled at 100%12 years ago. A lawyer felt we should leave medical open for possible future needs, when we settled permanent disability status, but haven't needed further medical treatment, just routine meds

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