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Workers` compensation insurance policies don`t allow you complete freedom of choice of medical providers. An insurer contracting with a Managed Care Organization (MCO) can direct you to the MCO for medical care.
Also, insurers will be able to direct you to preferred provider organizations (PPOs) in addition to, or in conjunction with, managed care organizations. After the date your insurer gives you written notice of a preferred provider, the insurer is no longer liable for charges if you continue to see the nonpreferred provider.
This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified workers’ compensation lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact a local workers’ compensation attorney to discuss your specific legal situation.