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neicePerson was signed in when posted
07-02-2015
09:55 AM ET (US)
throwed - Here's another good thing to do now - Send owcp a letter stating that you request participation in the selection of the IME, the 3 names of the IME's from the strict rotational list & this request is for any and all IME appointments owcp plans on sending you too. Here's a legal precedent to put in your request:

"If claimant has requested from the owcp provider the three (3) names of the impartial medical specialist and the owcp fails to provide the names prior to the selection, the IME will be excluded. FECA-PM 3-500.3, Vincent J. Fodero, 38 ECAB 440 (1987). The physicians for an IME must selected from a strict rotational list - FECA-PM 3- 500.14(b). Claimant must request to participate in the selection of the IME. Delmon Runsey, 37 ECAB 645 (1986)".
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neicePerson was signed in when posted
07-02-2015
09:49 AM ET (US)
throwed - Good! Perfect! Good luck!
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throwed under the busPerson was signed in when posted
07-02-2015
09:46 AM ET (US)
Neice 11954, I think they were looking at part on letter that stated to get an appointment and get filled out so they waited until that appointment which was 6 days before June 1. I got report now and DCN it has been seen to ecomp. Thanks
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neicePerson was signed in when posted
07-02-2015
08:44 AM ET (US)
throwed - Owcp was supposed to send that letter to the doctor & to you. Recently, owcp did not send me a letter (which they were supposed to), but instead only sent it to my doctor.

If you got the letter the beginning of June, then it would have been best for you to bring it to your doctor then and explain to them that you needed a reply written within 25 days and that you would ecomp it to owcp. It's still not considered over 30 days, because the mailbox rule is a letter postmarked on June 1st takes 3 days to be delivered. Tomorrow would be 30 days. You should go to the doctor's office today & let them know the importance of getting a letter today so that you can ecomp it by tomorrow.
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throwed under the busPerson was signed in when posted
07-02-2015
07:29 AM ET (US)
niece 11949, my doctor did not get the medical narrative signed by June 1st to get to owcp. the letter and envelope was both dated for June 1. I faxed a copy of letter to doctor on June 10th to be completed they waited until I came to my office visit on June 24, I discussed then with the lady who handles OWcp about it had not been done and the date and low and behold on yesterday he still had not read the report to sign off on it and the letter stated to send back in 30 days or my pay will be suspended.
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neicePerson was signed in when posted
06-30-2015
09:00 PM ET (US)
You're welcome. We all good use more good graces from God!
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throwed under the busPerson was signed in when posted
06-30-2015
08:24 PM ET (US)
Niece 11949, agodlywoman 11950 Thank you, I will request the SOAF & Questions and pray about all of this which I already have. Yes, God is good and I am a firm believer
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agodlywomanPerson was signed in when posted
06-30-2015
01:42 PM ET (US)
throwed: example: this was my 3rd second opinion in 10 years. normal. however, this time the questions to the dr. was stating that i had a "previous" injury before my injury at work. WHICH WAS NOT TRUE. this was never stated in any previous questions to any 2nd opinion doctors. i don't know who comes up with these things. the CE? who knows. but the good news is that the drs. and i had a conversation, he knew i had 8 surgeries on different body parts that were all covered owcp claims, and knew the truth. AND he put in his report that in his opinion there was no previous injury......how big is God????? i was so grateful not to have to fight. but either way, there was never going to be an improvement. so there.... keep all of the 2nd op paperwork together in a place where you can find it easily. because in a few years you'll go again. just relax. tell the truth. stay calm. if you feel emotional...cry. i did. couldn't help it. i'm not seeing a psychologist because of the surgeries, the chronic pain, the sexual harassment of a supervisor. it really helps. best to you.
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neicePerson was signed in when posted
06-30-2015
10:52 AM ET (US)
throwed - When you get the soaf & questions, make sure the soaf is accurate and make sure the questions are not leading questions (where it's obvious that owcp is looking for a specific answer). If the soaf is not accurate, send the ce a letter stating the mistakes or you could let the errors go and when the 2nd opinion comes back not in your favor, you can use the soaf errors to your advantage in your appeal.

You didn't say when the envelope was postmarked. Owcp will date their letters earlier than when they put them in the mail. The postmark will be your proof when owcp actually put the letter in the mail.

It's best to keep a cordial relationship with the doctor's office whose help you need. You could call & speak to a real human and ask for their suggestion in getting the help you need, ex. should you make an appt with the woman, should you just come in and see if she can speak with you.
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throwed under the busPerson was signed in when posted
06-30-2015
10:44 AM ET (US)
niece11947 Ok, I will request SOAF & Questions for Resolution. What do I need to do with this info? The lady that handles worker comp is not returning my calls, I have left 2 messages. We discussed this last Wednesday at my doctor appointment.
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neicePerson was signed in when posted
06-30-2015
10:20 AM ET (US)
throwed - Yes, send letter to owcp requesting your SOAF & Questions for Resolution now, so that you will receive them before your 2nd opinion appt. Then after your 2nd opinion appt., send owcp a letter requesting your Second Opinion Report.

It's always better for you to ecomp your medical info yourself to owcp, that way you know it's getting done on time. Did it take 10 days for you to receive the letter dated June 1st from owcp? If so, save the envelope so it shows the postmark of when owcp really sent it out.

Don't get aggravated with your Attending Physician's office. Ask them if you can pick up your letter & then you should ecomp it to owcp yourself. Don't forget to write down the DCN number after you ecomp it.
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throwed under the busPerson was signed in when posted
06-30-2015
08:23 AM ET (US)
niece 11939 Ok, Am I getting this correct, I first need to request the SOAF & Questions before I go to my second opinion doctor and then once I see the second opinion doctor I need to request his report from my claims examiner. Is this correct? I am furious right now with the lady who handles workers comp at the doctor office, I faxed her papers on June 10 for the doctor to fill out for owcp, they wanted a new narrative medical report, this needed to be done in 30 days from date of letter which was June 1st. I was in office last Wednesday and she was going to ecomp it and send me a copy of everything. I have yet to get, I called office on yesterday and has not returned my call and today is June 30th. OWCP will think I have overlooked this and I actually sent it to my doctor right after receiving it.
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
06-29-2015
11:25 PM ET (US)
agodlywoman-
Yes you can change your life insurance options at any time.
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agodlywomanPerson was signed in when posted
06-29-2015
11:02 PM ET (US)
thank you egark. i have a very large amount of life insurance on me and my husband. we actually do not need this large amount whatsoever. we are debt free. am i allowed to change this now by simply requesting a change in the amounts?
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agodlywomanPerson was signed in when posted
06-29-2015
11:00 PM ET (US)
you can request a copy of the report from your CE. simply wait a couple of weeks after your exam. give the dr time enough to submit the report. you can do this on ecomp.
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on my way outPerson was signed in when posted
06-29-2015
10:41 PM ET (US)
Niece: How do you request a copy of the 2nd opinion report?
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neicePerson was signed in when posted
06-29-2015
09:17 PM ET (US)
kimmiek - I know how you feel. Did you request a copy of the 2nd Opinion Report yet?
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KIMMIEKPerson was signed in when posted
06-29-2015
09:01 PM ET (US)
Niece I wish I could believe this BUT I feel I know better with what just happened to me == waiting now for the damage this guy is about to cause and I am filing a complaint against him with the licencing board~ I feel like they are trying to set me up for something
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neicePerson was signed in when posted
06-29-2015
08:51 PM ET (US)
throwed - The 2nd opinion doctors do not work for owcp, BUT, some of the 2nd opinion doctors are bias against claimants. They're not supposed to be, but, such is life. Some of the 2nd opinion doctors are honest doctors which claimants are sent to. It's the luck of the draw, really.

You need to request the SOAF & Questions for Resolution from OWCP for your 2nd opinion appt. SOAF means Statement of Accepted Facts.
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throwed under the busPerson was signed in when posted
06-29-2015
08:32 PM ET (US)
agodlywoman 11935 are you answering my question or egark? what is SOAF
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