Under Ohio law either the Bureau of Workers' Compensation or the Industrial Commission has the right to have an injured worker examined by a physician of their choosing in connection with any issue to be heard before the Industrial Commission. If the injured worker refuses to submit to the examination, their claim for compensation “is … Continue reading How Many Workers’ Compensation Examinations Must One Person Endure? More Than One, According to the Ohio Supreme Court
Under Ohio law, the Industrial Commission can suspend an injured worker's claim for failing to appear for a medical examination, or to fill out medical release forms. Way back when I was a young lawyer, that code section was colorfully introduced to me by a more senior colleague, as follows: "O.R.C. 4123.651, I've got it … Continue reading Yes, Your Claim Can Be Suspended for Failing to Undergo a Psychological Test
Several weeks ago, I posted about the new standard medical release form that all Ohio providers are required to honor. As I mentioned in that post, pursuant to Ohio Administrative Code Section 5160-1-32.1, effective February 3, 2019, all Ohio providers must honor a standard authorization form. You can find a link to a copy of … Continue reading Will Ohio’s New Standard Medical Release Form Stand Up to HIPAA Scrutiny?
Those of you involved in workers' compensation claim administration know how frustrating it is to obtain medical records. More and more providers are refusing to release records without a form specific to their facility, even with a signed Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation release. A new Ohio Administrative Code Section has finally addressed that issue, … Continue reading Does Ohio’s New Standard Medical Release Form Apply to Workers’ Compensation Claims?