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    Can someone please tell me what palliative care is? The Commissioner authorized palliative care, but the insurance company says that is only medication. I thought it would include physical therapy???? Does anyone know if this term is used for just prescriptions? I just feel there is no need to go to another hearing if they will only allow medications. THANK YOU!

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    Can someone please tell me what palliative care is? The Commissioner authorized palliative care, but the insurance company says that is only medication. I thought it would include physical therapy???? Does anyone know if this term is used for just prescriptions? I just feel there is no need to go to another hearing if they will only allow medications. THANK YOU!
    You only go to a hearing IF they deny recommended treatment, not because some adjuster's pulling your leg.
    Quit talking to that adjuster, if you have questions about care, ask your doctor - Palliative Care can include a variety of therapies, counseling and medicine.
    Your team of doctors will determine treatment not that quack adjuster, don't worry about it.

    What is palliative care?
    The goal of palliative care is to help people with serious illnesses feel better. It prevents or treats symptoms and side effects of disease and treatment. Palliative care also treats emotional, social, practical, and spiritual problems that illnesses can bring up. When the person feels better in these areas, they have an improved quality of life.

    Treatments may include:
    Medicine
    Nutritional guidance
    Physical therapy
    Occupational therapy
    Integrative therapies

    Emotional, social, and coping problems. Patients and their families face stress during illness that can lead to fear, anxiety, hopelessness, or depression. Family members may take on care giving, even if they also have jobs and other duties.

    Treatments may include:
    Counseling
    Support groups
    Family meetings
    Referrals to mental health providers

    Practical problems. Some of the problems brought on by illness are practical, such as money- or job-related problems, insurance questions, and legal issues. A palliative care team may:
    Explain complex medical forms or help families understand treatment choices

    Provide or refer families to financial counseling
    Help connect you to resources for transportation or housing
    Spiritual issues. When people are challenged by illness, they may look for meaning or question their faith. A palliative care team may help patients and families explore their beliefs and values so they can move toward acceptance and peace.
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patient...ons/000536.htm

    Tony
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    My understanding of palliative care does not include PT or OT, which to my understanding are considered "rehabilitative care." Chances are, some doctor in your case somewhere has defined "palliative care" for you already, and that is what the judge was referring to in the Order. Check your medical records for that. I am thinking that pain meds is what he is approving.
    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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