if a patient is off work in discomfort for example due to a medical condition but wants to try to go back to work and has yet to submit the forms can they approve for the period the pt has been off (say 4 months)
also any suggestions on what to do if the pt does not agree with what is on the form?
the pt is totally against going to a psychiatrist but has another medical condition that is causing inability to work (harassed constantly about it / trying to go various doctor about it to get treated / in discomfort / embarrassed , etc)
what would you do
I strongly advise against tying to get the doctors to change the forms and their medical diagnosis. The more a patient disagrees with a diagnosis the more the insurance company will focus on it. Trying to get the doctor to remove conditions is a mistake. If the person does not want to do recommended treatment (like seeing a psychiatrist), then the insurance claim is almost certain to be denied for that reason.
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