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General Category => General Questions => Topic started by: ste on February 11, 2011, 06:31:09 PM

Title: Workers Comp Claim
Post by: ste on February 11, 2011, 06:31:09 PM
I am working on submitting a worker's comp claim on behalf of a naturopathic physician (ND). The adjuster from the insurance company is adamant that a referral from an MD is required to obtain a reimbursement. The naturopathic physician is equally adamant that he does not need a referral. I am stuck in the middle and not quite sure where to turn. Since Worker's Comp is a state funded program does each state have its own rules regarding who does or who does not need a referral? Is anyone familiar with Oregon law on this matter? 
Title: Re: Workers Comp Claim
Post by: Michele on February 12, 2011, 06:47:49 AM
I am not familiar with Oregon and each state does have it's rules.  I would recommend calling the State Comp Board and explaining the situation to them.  They would know the state rule on it.  Start there.