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Deleted by author 05-06-2015 10:54 AM
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on my way outPerson was signed in when posted
05-05-2015
10:30 AM ET (US)
Niece: Thx
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KIMMIEKPerson was signed in when posted
05-04-2015
11:19 PM ET (US)
Snow I had the same experience! My ankle surgeon blasted someone who contacted him.
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neicePerson was signed in when posted
05-04-2015
11:14 PM ET (US)
onmywayout - Yes, we spoke on the phone. It was the correct email address. Not to worry.
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on my way outPerson was signed in when posted
05-04-2015
10:44 PM ET (US)
Niece: Did Snowed ever answer you? I'm very concerned, as I had conversed with him via email also.
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neicePerson was signed in when posted
04-30-2015
01:54 PM ET (US)
Snowed - We have been conversing thru your private email. Is that really you I've been emailing? Thanks.
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-30-2015
01:39 PM ET (US)
Lucky-
Yes I too have found that these places can be trouble. If they have a contract with the USPS that is BAD! I would not go anywhere the USPS sends its injured. I have had a BAD experience personally with the USPS threatening my treating doctors with cancellation of contract. EVIL...brings up bad memories for me. If you have a referral to a foot specialist, that doctor becomes your treating doctor. If s/he will do your narratives you should be OK. You don't have to go back to Healthworks. I was working when this was happening to me so when I had a bad day that aggravated my injuries, I filed a new claim and found a new doctor for that claim. You can find ways to get the treatment you need.
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agodlywomanPerson was signed in when posted
04-30-2015
01:20 PM ET (US)
Lucky: you can choose your own treating physician. if you choose them and are not satisfied with your treatment, write your CE and tell her that they have written incorrect instructions for your treatment thus causing you frustration and added anxiety. and that you would like to have another treating physician. do your homework first and make sure you are choosing an reliable one. wait until you get notification that it has been approved.
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-30-2015
10:12 AM ET (US)
throwed under the bus-
I never knew you could fax anything reliably. I always mail my travel reimbursement form.
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throwed under the busPerson was signed in when posted
04-30-2015
09:02 AM ET (US)
Injured 11765 Yes, mine showed up. did the fax number to where you can fax medical travel reimbursement change? I faxed mine over a week ago and some crazy papers from state employment came back to me.
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neicePerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2015
09:32 PM ET (US)
Snowed - I was sending you emails to your private email, was that really you? Thanks.
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KIMMIEKPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2015
09:01 PM ET (US)
Lucky I am so sorry to hear your injured--Welcome to the world of an injured USPS employee. IT stinks-- Meet the nurse in a neutral place like the Doctors waiting room or a common area not your home-Do not do it at all at a private residence- Depression and anxiety come with injuries and the feeling of helplessness talk to your doctors immediately and tell them. You will also need to tell this nurse and fill out a CA-2a for stress when you are diagnosed.
Edited 04-29-2015 09:04 PM
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Lucky2bme7Person was signed in when posted
04-29-2015
08:52 PM ET (US)
Thanks everyone the info was helpful. I have been going to us healthworks and I have come to realize they are working for employers because of what they advertise on their website: "returning your injured or ill employees back to the workplace in an efficient and appropriate manner that results in reduced lost work time and medical expenses." us healthworks said I needed physical therapy which I got services outside of their network. they then said I needed to see a podiatrist which they were going to set up the appointment but I let them know that I will find one, which I did. Can I get a 2nd opinion or switch doctors? I also had a MRI done and the doctor wrote up the request wrong so they only did it for my ankle - from the beginning I have been having issues with my whole foot. This whole thing has been frustrating to say the least. My manager and supervisors did not turn in my paperwork - they delayed it by almost a month. This miscommunication, misinformation, and everything has been frustrating to the point I have been dealing with anxiety and minor depression.
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KIMMIEKPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2015
04:42 PM ET (US)
Snowed is correct- I have actually seen it where A contract nurse- not mine- had made a doctors appointment to TALK to my knee surgeon without the injured employee. She was reviewing paperwork and writing things down in the waiting room sitting right next to me and I asked her if she was lol. Put it in writing that you must be present when the contract nurse speaks to your doctor. You want as much communication up front as possible so you know how to refute anything that might be questionable. My 2nd contract nurse was very nice BUT she could not get me back into work because my injuries are too severe and it was because of her and her comments at the very end that made me go into a 2nd and REF doctor. She is there to GET you back to work ASAP and they claim they can do all these things but THAT is DEBATABLE! All she did was gather anything that looked positive like from physical therapy and PUSH it to people who should NOT have it! Dr. had complained about her doing this as he did NOT want me pushed as I am injured.
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2015
03:38 PM ET (US)
LUCKY-
Not too many people have a good experience with OWCP nurses. You can't` trust them to actually help you. They are hired to try to get you back to work ASAP. Nurses are voluntary so you dont have to work with them but I suggest trying to, but be cautious. Limit in writing what they can do and not do. I would not let them speak with your doctor without you also being present. Make sure all forms the nurse gives you or your doctor has accurate info inputed on them. The nurse shouldn't fill out anything for the doctor. I have seen nurses check boxes on a form that would have destroyed a claim.

Make sure the doctor shows the form to you before he sends it to the nurse so you can correct any problems beforehand. Ask the doctor to mail you a copy of anything they send to OWCP or the nurse. Just because a nurse is sent medical, dont assume she will send it on to OWCP...mine destroyed everything I gave her. Make sure OWCP gets a copy of all medical directly from you or your doctor. Missing important medical is common. I upload everything myself to OWCP file via Ecomp.

Don't let nurse in with you at medical appointments until after you have visited with your doctor alone first.
Edited 04-29-2015 03:46 PM
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checkchickPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2015
02:39 PM ET (US)
/m11768 yes, my experience was good. After I had surgery, nurse contacted me and we meant. He just ask questions. Did not examine me or anything like that. He helped alot with getting medical paperwork through. He did come to doc appts with me but just sat in waiting room and filled out paperwork. They do not go in room with you and if they ask to just say no.I don't know if everybodys experience goes that smooth but mine did.
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Lucky2bme7Person was signed in when posted
04-29-2015
01:42 PM ET (US)
I was injured and now I received a call from a nurse with the OWCP who wants to meet with me. Is this normal? Has anyone gone through meeting a nurse?
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InjuredPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2015
04:45 AM ET (US)
payments showing in ACS this morning
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KIMMIEKPerson was signed in when posted
04-28-2015
09:36 PM ET (US)
Guys- I talked with my claims examiner again and he said that they have been changing the way the ACS website posts. He said that we still will get paid every 28 days. We technically get paid on a Saturday so it is this Saturday for those looking but it should post to our accounts on Friday minimum. I do not like this change it makes me nervous but I think that is what they want you to feel. I have a 2nd opinion doctor visit coming as that was what got brought up when I called. Love how they bring that up hehehe but I am ready for em.
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InjuredPerson was signed in when posted
04-28-2015
05:22 PM ET (US)
Throwed Under the Bus...did your check show up in ACS???
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