Q: Do I legally have to work with the Nurse Case Manager assigned to my Worker's Compensation case in New Hampshire?
I suffered a work injury in 2019. I've just now been assigned a Nurse Case Manager two years later.
In short, no, you don't have to work with an NCM. You can politely tell them thank you, but no thank you. If you're going to go that route, you should also make sure your doctors are aware that you don't want them communicating with the NCM either.
That said, NCM's can also be very helpful. They can help get your prescriptions filled, they can help get appointments scheduled, and they can help get different medical treatment approved, to name just a few things.
My suggestion is to keep them on a tight leash. If you feel they're helping, then great. But if you feel they are working against your interest (such as pressuring your doctors to say you can go back to work), then you have the right to ask them to but out.
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