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TOA Supports HB 1005’s Efforts to Strengthen Medical Causation Reports

February 7, 2019

TOA issued support for HB 1005 by State Rep. Nicole Collier, which would direct Workers’ Compensation carriers to reimburse physicians for medical causation narrative reports.

Bobby Hillert, TOA’s executive director, stated:

“The medical causation report is an important tool that helps injured workers receive the care that they need. It is critical to have qualified experts, such as orthopaedic surgeons, available to produce the medical causation reports. TOA strongly supports Rep. Collier’s efforts through HB 1005 by ensuring that orthopaedic surgeons would be paid for their work.”

HB 1005 would direct insurance carriers to reimburse physicians for their work related to medical causation reports.