Funding for Treatment

Ensuring Patient Funding for Recovery

In instances where benefits are limited or might be exhausted,encouraging your patient to talk with a personal injury lawyer would be helpful and informative. The client’s treatment team and lawyer need to work closely together when private funding for recommended treatment gets denied or is inappropriately limited by the injured person’s insurance company. Lawyers, in these cases, may step in to dispute those denials to ensure the patient gets the funding and care they deserve and need.

A lawyer’s role in this regard will be limited to providing advice as the type and amount of private funding that is available. For all other purposes, the actual treatment decisions should always be made by the patient along with the excellent advice of his or her doctors and treatment providers. This should include the advisement of treatment options not funded by OHIP, if the healthcare professional believes it will be helpful. The available funding will obviously be a relevant factor to consider when determining treatment approaches.

In this regard, it is important to remember that in instances where benefits are limited or might be exhausted,encouraging your client to talk with a personal injury lawyer would be helpful and informative, The client’s treatment team and lawyer need to work closely together when private funding for recommended treatment gets denied or inappropriately limited by the injured person’s insurance company. Lawyers, in these cases, may step in to dispute those denials to ensure the patient gets the funding and care they deserve and need. With this is mind, it is good policy to keep the patient’s lawyer in the loop.

For most plaintiff lawyers this is a difficult task. Unless you send them a copy of a new treatment plan, which has been submitted to an insurance company, they have no way of knowing. This could restrict them from knowing if it has been denied or approved.  Lastly, if a treatment plan is approved, it is important that the bill is given to the insurance company promptly.

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