Your Right to Choose a Doctor


I just saw a TV ad that asks injured workers whether they know that they have a right to choose their own doctor. Enough wasn't said in this ad in my opinion. The actual law, NRS 616C.090, gives injured workers just a limited right to choose a different doctor.

An employer can require that their injured employees first go to specific clinics to report a claim and to get initial treatment. Concentra, Fremont Medical, Harmon Medical Center, and Industrial Medical Group are examples of clinics that many insurers and self-insured employers use for that purpose. If you don't want problems in getting your claim accepted, you should go where your employer tells you to go to file your claim and to get evaluated by a physician. Then, you can change doctors after your claim is accepted.

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