Asked in Workers' Compensation for California

Q: Hi. My Left Shoulder, Shoulder Blade, Bicep, Radiate Downward to My Wrists, Hand, Palm and Various Fingers Every Nite.

I Can Not Find a Out of State Doctor to Help Me in SC. My last Pain Mgt. Doctor from 2012 to 2019 tried to get Me to Use My Medicare Card. But I told Him. No.

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Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: if you have a california work comp case and your out of state:

1. ask adjuster if the MPN extends to your state.

2. assuming it does not, ask adjuster if they will send an authorization letter to your doctor (assuming your doctor will treat you if they get an authoirzaton letter- ask the doctor first)

3. assuming adjuster wont provide such a letter, but your doctor will treat if he /she has such a letter, request a court date and the judge will order carrier to authorize the evaluation, not treatment, but an evaluation.

4. assuming your doctor wont agree to bill CA work comp no matter what, either find a dr who will or treat privatlely (private insurance or medicare and tell them its for CA work comp so they can send a bill to the work comp carrier.

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