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12565
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2016
06:34 PM ET (US)
throwed-
I would send it all in at once.
12564
throwed under the busPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2016
04:06 PM ET (US)
the refund for overpayment of health beneifts, do we send in copies of all benefits since being on owcp , from 1 year forward or each quaarter?
12563
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2016
03:41 PM ET (US)
Aniyahc-
Anything a PA writes will be discredited by OWCP unless the MD countersigns.
12562
throwed under the busPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2016
02:55 PM ET (US)
Niece 12555, my doctor and the secop are 2 different people but are the same type specialist. I also learned the reason why I was not paid on today was a computer glitch. I will receive next week.
12561
AniyahcPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2016
02:34 PM ET (US)
I wanted opinion on it
12560
AniyahcPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2016
02:34 PM ET (US)
That's what he wrote an the pa wrote, I quoted it in the other forum he faxed it yesterday to ce
12559
neicePerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2016
02:30 PM ET (US)
Ani- ok. Then ask Ur doctor to write up a new narrative stating Ur correct accepted diagnosis, how Ur work duties aggravate it and why and how the added restrictions are a pro-active approach to keep u healthy and keep u able to continue working. The doctor needs to write medical rationale (the mechanics step by step as snowed wrote )also in his narrative. ( what happens to u, how u are affected, etc)
12558
AniyahcPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2016
02:13 PM ET (US)
Actually my dr made a mistake an put radiulopath as my approved condition on my ca17which was corrected that's y he stated do I have it an if so prove it, also he asked y was my restrictions increased. Etc but I wanted advice on what the dr wrote
12557
neicePerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2016
02:07 PM ET (US)
Ani- the doctor said u don't have radicul......then this is the reason why owcp has bucked. Pain is not a diagnosis. U need to have a diagnosis, other than pain, which is caused or exacerbated by Ur job for u to be paid by owcp.
12556
AniyahcPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2016
01:48 PM ET (US)
Repost I'm not sure if it was sent!!;QT|
Owcp specifically asked why was my restrictions increased and do u believe ms Porter has radilupathy an if so send proof of how it is work related. So first the pa wrote patients previous dr increased restrictions due to sedation of medication ce said he can accept me going to a pa if md signs or gives overview of pa findings so the md wrote: I was surprised patient wasn't referred to ortho after 6 weeks of not getting better so I referred her to a specialist for further eval. She has no symptoms of radiculophaty patient says her condition has improved with pt an flexeril 3x a day. Patient on norco but this clinic dosent prescribe norco patient is anxious to return to work patient reveals the increased restrictions was a attempt from previous dr to decrease her need for potent opiates analgesics . Patient suggests she can handle the rigors of her prior job if she can take the muscle relaxers as prescribed
12555
neicePerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2016
09:48 AM ET (US)
throwed - You wrote that [my doctor is the same specialist as secop]. If this is true, then owcp has a definite conflict of interest in your claim. If this is true, send a letter to owcp Demanding your appeal rights.

If your doctor is not the secop, then ask your doctor to write a rebuttal to the secop report asap. Then once owcp gets that, they should be sending you to a IME Referee doctor.
12554
throwed under the busPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2016
06:55 AM ET (US)
I need help. So I was paid on 4-22 which normally the 28 days would have fallen on 4-29, anyway I was paid $929, from 4-2 to 4-12. I have not received benefit statement but when I call the automated number I get this. So waitibg for them to open to see what will I be getting if anything. It says wages was reduced but do they take everything because I did not accept job offer. What is so crazy I called my doctor 2 weeks ago for a refill. They say I need to see doctor but will have to be approved through owcp. I am walking around in terrible pain with nothing for pain, meds have ran out. I call doctor again, I get a call on yesterday saying they are not set up that way need to get me to a pain clinic. I mention to nurse that my wages were reduced because I did not accept job offer because I was going by fce report in which my doctor signed off on. Owcp says fce report is invalid. Fce report stated no twisting. Now I'm in pain, reduced pay, stress, don't have a clue how I will be able to pay my bills. I need help in doing an appeal and pray its enough to get this overturned and how long will that take. But this nurse says she sees nothing in my report about secop. Now I personally took a copy of secop report to my doctor. When I done this, what did my doctor suppose to do. Who actually determines if a referree doctor is needed and when. My doctor is the same specialist as secop. Did owcp suppose to send mycdoctor a copy of secop findings? What fo I need to be doing to do an appeal? I called union they will help but have a backlogged of cases denied.
12553
AniyahcPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2016
01:51 AM ET (US)
Owcp specifically asked why was my restrictions increased and do u believe patient has radilupathy an if so send proof of how it is work related. So first the pa wrote patients previous dr increased restrictions due to sedation of medication ce said he can accept me going to a pa if md signs or gives overview of pa findings so the md wrote: I was surprised patient wasn't referred to ortho after 6 weeks of not getting better so I referred her to a specialist for further eval. She has no symptoms of radiculophaty patient says her condition has improved with pt an flexeril 3x a day. Patient on norco but this clinic dosent prescribe norco patient is anxious to return to work patient reveals the increased restrictions was a attempt from previous dr to decrease her need for potent opiates analgesics . Patient suggests she can handle the rigors of her prior job if she can take the muscle relaxers as prescribed
Edited 04-29-2016 01:55 AM
12552
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2016
01:36 AM ET (US)
Found this online. Great examples of rationalized medical statements. http://owcp.lettercarriernetwork.info/Narr...%20Steve%20Burt.pdf
12551
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2016
01:23 AM ET (US)
I found this fee schedule that says $75 max for form or report. Can't find narrative amount. http://www.dol.gov/owcp/regs/feeschedule/f...s15_code_rvu_cf.pdf
12550
agodlywomanPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2016
12:47 AM ET (US)
maillady: you bet your dr. gets paid by owcp. every narrative, anything that takes my doctor's time, he bills them for it. and he should charge a hefty fee. they have a limit, so he doesn't want to low ball the figure. i believe 10 years ago my dr. charged $350 for a narrative, and they paid around $330. so i'm sure it has grown higher.
12549
mailladypostladyPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2016
12:11 AM ET (US)
Ok! Thanks!!
12548
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-28-2016
11:49 PM ET (US)
mailladypostlady-
I tried to find out this info for my doctor. I think the biller can call ACS.
12547
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-28-2016
11:44 PM ET (US)
"7. Criteria. Guidelines for weighing the value of medical reports are provided in PM Chapter 2-810. The Office uses the following criteria in evaluating medical opinions:
(1) Physician's Qualifications. The opinion of a specialist in the appropriate field of medicine often carries greater weight than the opinion of a non-specialist or a specialist in an unrelated field. The opinion of a Board-certified specialist or a specialist of professorial rank will carry added weight.
(2) Medical Rationale. Opinion supported by a medical explanation is required in most cases.
(3) Accuracy and Completeness. The factual and medical background reflected in the report must be correct and complete in accordance with the facts of the case and the medical information reflected in other reports in file.
(4) Comprehensiveness. A comprehensive report is one which reflects that all testing and analysis necessary to support the physician's conclusions have been performed.
(5) Consistency. The physical findings must substantiate the medical opinion.
(6) Decisiveness. Opinions containing unclear or vague language can be characterized as equivocal, speculative or conjectural. Terms such as "could", "may", or "might be" indicate speculation and/or equivocation and are assigned less probative value than positively expressed medical opinions. The term "probably" is considered less speculative than the above terms and therefore has greater probative value."
12546
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-28-2016
11:40 PM ET (US)
This is FYI for anyone in need FECA pt -3-0600
"6. Content of Medical Report. Regardless of the form a medical report takes, the following information will usually be required:
a. Dates of examination or treatment;
b. Clinical history given to the physician;
c. Detailed description of physical findings;
d. Results of any x-ray or laboratory tests;
e. Diagnosis;
f. Prognosis;
g. Description of impairment, if any;
h. Specific limitations for work;
i. Clinical course of treatment followed;
j. The physician's reasoned opinion as to the relationship between the condition found and factors of Federal employment. (Causal relationship is discussed in PM Chapter 2-805.)
In addition, a detailed description of the employee's work tolerance limitations is required in any case where the issue is the claimant's ability to return to duty, and a detailed description of anatomical impairment in accordance with the AMA Guides is required in any claim for schedule award."
Edited 04-28-2016 11:40 PM
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