Can a Nurse Case Manager Talk to My Doctor?

Karl answered this Pennsylvania workers’ compensation question on Avvo.com:

“Can a IC’s Nurse Case manager talk to the Dr. after my appointment without my permission?”

No. As has already been pointed out, one of the first “red flags” that we see in WC cases is the involvement of a nurse case manager. He or she is simply not your friend, but an employee of the insurance carrier whose job it is to control your medical costs and the direction of your case. Customarily, we send out a letter addressed directly to the nurse revoking and rescinding any express or implied permission to speak with your doctors. Your doctors get a copy of the letter as well. Good luck!

See Karl’s answer here:

http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/-pennsylvania-worker-s-comp-case–can-a-ic-s-nurse-1605795.html#answer_3514957blog

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