i have been treated by a work comp dr for months.they want to do surgery om my cervical.in dec they wanted to send me for a 2nd opinion,its now may and not been scheduled.my lawyer sent me to a dr to get our own 2nd opinion since work comp never would.this dr gave me 2 perscriptions.so should my workers comp have to pay for these meds as well?this is all the same injury and they never would set up there 2nd opinion.
The worker's comp insurance carrier is responsible for all medical expenses, even medications, so long as they were prescribed by your treating physician. This is in theory, and since you have been dealing with this for months, you know that they will try and avoid paying as much as they can. With prescriptions, you are required to pay the pharmacy when you pick them up, so the best way to handle this is to go ahead and pay the prescription costs yourself and give them to your attorney to seek reimbursement. Also, keep track of your travel costs for reimbursement purposes as well
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Probably not. You message states that your attorney sent you to a doctor of his choice for the second opinion. Unless the insurance company agreed somehow to make that doctor the new authorized physician, they are not responsible for any prescriptions that doctor gave you. You may be able to call your authorized doctor and see if he/she will agree to prescribe the same medication.
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