Does Pennsylvania Workers Comp Require Pre-Authorization?

Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act DOES NOT require pre-authorization for medical treatment.  I get that question time and time again.  The answer is always the same.  No pre-authorization is required in Pennsylvania. Quite frankly, this issue arises when a more expensive procedure/treatment is recommended by the treating doctor.  That usually includes an MRI, surgery, or various types of injections. It arises when a treating doctor advises the client (patient) that this is the recommended treatment and we will get it scheduled after…

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Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp to Stay Virtual to June 30

I attended a Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation continuing legal education seminar today to get an update on the “new Workers Comp Normal .”   It was a much anticipated seminar for attorneys to determine where workers’ compensation is headed in Pennsylvania, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system is administered through the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation within the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.  PA Department of Labor & Industry is an executive government agency operating under the…

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Long Term Disability Insurance Appeals

Often times, I have injured workers and other clients who are receiving long term disability insurance monthly benefits.  As with any benefits paid by an insurance company, an initial denial on an application for benefits or a termination of benefits is eventually received by the disabled individual. Let me explain long term disability benefits.  Often times, individuals are confused between social security disability and long term disability.  These benefits are distinctly different. Social Security Disability benefits are paid out of…

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