Some companies are so large that it benefits them to have a medical clinic on-site, in order to handle first-aid, routine check-ups, and workers’ comp injuries in-one.
Job sites like large offices and construction sites have chosen to use on-site clinics due to a range of benefits for both employer and employee.
If you were looking for the simple answer, it’s this: yes, but they won’t be considered a QME for the claim.
Imagine that you were able to know whether or not your claim was going to drag out due to errors in writing workers’ comp reports. How much time would it save you to go back and correct a few simple mistakes?
Data Integrity, a unique feature of RateFast, does exactly that.
We’ve now mentioned the many different stakeholders that can enter a workers’ comp claim. The stakeholders in any and every work comp claim are the injured worker, the PTP (Primary Treating Physician), and the insurance adjuster. In California, if a claim gets tricky, an attorney and a QME can join the claim.
Still more stakeholders can join the claim in order to help things along. The nurse case manager is one such stakeholder.
Continue reading Nurse Case Managers in California Workers’ Comp
A PTP is the Primary Treating Physician of a workers’ comp claim. When an injured worker’s claim is approved by an insurance company, they are either assigned or given a choice of a physician who will provide care, request treatment, and recommend specialists for examinations during the claim. The PTP also has the job of writing the impairment and permanent stationary reports for the claim, which determines how money the worker is compensated.
The PTP is a physician that is within the MPN (Medical Provider Network) of the insurance company. Generally, an insurance company will assign a PTP to a worker based off of proximity and specialty in relation injury.
If you are a worker who was recently injured and are confused or have questions about the workers’ compensation system in California, see part 1 and part 2 of the Worker’s Guide to Worker’s Comp series.
Continue reading RateFast Definitions: PTP (Primary Treating Physician)
Have you heard of an impairment rating desert? It turns out that location can mean everything for someone with a workers’ compensation claim. Watch to find out what this means and how it can affect injured workers.
Every week, several news stories surface about another person, or group of people, being caught for workers’ comp fraud. Those are just the stories that are being published. While it may be true that there are still people getting away with it here and there, this people are just one investigation away from dire penalties.
Continue reading Workers’ Comp Fraud: It Isn’t Worth the Consequences
This post is for RateFast users who have used the RateFast web application to write an impairment report (in California, a PR-4 report). Click here to learn more about creating an impairment report in RateFast.
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