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Why does workers comp take so long to set up a 2nd opinion appointment? I was referred to a surgen that said i need a 3 level cervical fusion.Workers comp has informed my lawyer that they want a 2nd opinion before approval.It will soon be a month since i

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Common

Unfortunately, the worker's compensation system commonly has many delays in treatment.
I doubt that these delays are by accident. Hang in there.

In brief: Common

Unfortunately, the worker's compensation system commonly has many delays in treatment.
I doubt that these delays are by accident. Hang in there.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: You

You need to direct this question to your workman comp organization.

In brief: You

You need to direct this question to your workman comp organization.
Dr. J. C. DiGiacomo
Dr. J. C. DiGiacomo
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Workers

Workers comp cases in most states need to go through a separate review process called utilization review.
In addition the case manager or claims reviewer needs to approve it and they need to have some other physican who will agree to do the second opinion appointment. Its can be frustrating but keep in touch with the physician you saw and try to get in touch with the claims adjuster or case manager. Sometimes a friendly call and reminder may get things expedited.

In brief: Workers

Workers comp cases in most states need to go through a separate review process called utilization review.
In addition the case manager or claims reviewer needs to approve it and they need to have some other physican who will agree to do the second opinion appointment. Its can be frustrating but keep in touch with the physician you saw and try to get in touch with the claims adjuster or case manager. Sometimes a friendly call and reminder may get things expedited.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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