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Q: disability lawyer wants to hire me to provide a medical opinion on denied disability cases

I am a nurse practitioner, interviewed with a lawyer that is representing patients whose disability claims that were denied and the claimant is seeking an appeal. The role consists of reviewing the medical records that are available and giving a medical opinion as likely course of your medical... Read more »

Joseph Alan Hernandez
Joseph Alan Hernandez answered on Oct 19, 2020

To Whom it May concern:

Whether your license would be at risk is something you would have to talk with your guild about but Nurse Case Managers are often used by the Defense to coordinate the treatment and arrange for diagnostic testing. The nurse case managers are generally not rendering a...
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Q: QME FORM

Hi Guys, I called my adjuster to request a QME form after finding out that my evaluation rating from concentra was zero but as usual the adjuster never replied. So I went online and found the form, I was wondering if and individual involved in the claim can fill this form, I already talk to a... Read more »

Joseph Alan Hernandez
Joseph Alan Hernandez answered on Oct 19, 2020

To Whom it may concern:

I agree with the advice you received and that it is better at this point to fill out the form alone and then seek help on choosing the doctor once a "panel" ( the panel is the document that contains three doctors to choose from) has been issued. The form...
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