Saturday, April 4, 2009

New York Times article on biased insurance company doctors

Here's a link to a post at the main Carroll & Carroll, P.C. blog about recent NY Times article about the use of biased doctors by the insurance companies in the NY Workers' Compensation system.

We face the same problem here in Pennsylvania, but it's a little different. Doctors here, unlike in NY, don't even have to be certified by the State to perform examinations. So, really, any medical doctor can perform IMEs.

But just like in NY, here in the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation system, insurance adjusters know which doctors are biased and which doctors are straight shooters. You don't have to be a genius to figure out that the more biased doctors get the most work from insurance companies.

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