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Who Pays My Medical Bills?

If you have a compensable workers’ compensation claim, the private insurance company is responsible for paying 100% of your medical bills.

That includes doctor’s visits, prescriptions, x-rays, MRI’s, physical therapy or any other type of medical device you might need.

Additionally, you are entitled to recover mileage reimbursements for your trips if they are more than a 20-mile round trip.

The insurance company generally gets to select the doctor who treats you, but I’ll talk more about that in another video.

The doctor’s office often demands authorization from the workers’ compensation carrier before they will treat you. Have your employer contact the doctor’s office to send the insurance information to them for authorization.

Do you have a right to see a doctor outside of the workers’ compensation system? Absolutely. The question is, who is going to pay for it. If you’ve seen a doctor that is not authorized by the workers’ compensation carrier, please contact my office as soon as possible so that we can start the process to get that bill paid.

If you need medical treatment that is not being authorized by the insurance company, we can file a motion with the Industrial Commission to demand that they authorize the care you need. Please contact my office as soon as possible so that we can get that process started.

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