The Indiana Worker’s Compensation Board has issued guidelines for the use of Nurse Case Managers (“NCM”) in the administration of compensation claims.
A Nurse Case Manager may be involved in a claim to schedule appointments, help facilitate care suggested by the medical provider, and to report back to the employer and/or carrier. However, a Nurse Case Manager should not express opinions–to either the injured worker or the medical provider–regarding an injured worker’s course of medical care or otherwise attempt to influence the process. Additionally, a claims adjuster should not attempt to direct the care provided to an injured worker by the authorized treating doctor.
If you are receiving treatment for a work-related injury and have a question or concern about the Nurse Case Manager assigned to your claim, call the attorneys at Klezmer Maudlin.
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