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Telemedicine Not Perfect, But New Tech Is Helping, Docs Say

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Telemedicine and virtual exams are not ideal, but they are the best we've got during the nationw…

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Dr Mar 27, 2020 a 12:03 pm PDT

Telemedicine might not be ideal but it could be more accurate if applicants and defense both worked under the same rules. Currently, applicants' treating doctors are obliged to adhere to Duty of Care obligations whereas Utilization Review doctors are exempt. This inequity leads to wrongful denials of care.

Here are some references (includes a supreme court justice's comment)

1) "Utilization Review physicians do not owe injured workers Duty of Care," workcompcentral industry insights, 9/18/18
2) "Utilization Review physicians do not owe injured workers Duty of Care." www.politicsofhealthcare.com, 8/25/18
3) "Duty of Care vs. Utilization Review," workcompcentral industry insights, 10/30/18

-- Robert L. Weinmann, MD, QME, San Jose, editor, The Weinmann Report (www.politicsofhealthcare.com)

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