9 Key Questions
Questions To Ask Before Selecting A Doctor
This is information you could use or money you could lose.
Due to the differences in the following areas, it has been stated that an injury claim can be subject to loss valuation by up to 80%. The injury claim should contain 26 vital areas of data. Ask these questions to your doctor before making your final selection.
[The doctor should know and record 26 vital and different sections when performing an injury model assessment. Missing areas will translate into missing settlement valuation]
- 99204 (Medicare) or
- 1191M Injury Model?
[It is important that your doctor is trained to perform the 1191M Injury Model Examination on an accident claim VS a 99204 Medicare exam or many factors that determine settlement valuation will be lost]
- Whole Person Impairments?
- Specific Disorders of the Spine?
- DRE Categories
- Spine Impairment Summary
- Injury Severity Types & Trauma Lines
[It is vital that the doctor is trained to perform and include all the above data in your injury assessment. It is reported that Colossus will discount the medical settlement valuation by 25% if the above data is missing]
[There are over 100 questions that should be part of the injury assessment and AMA Guides criteria that need to be asked to identify whether any of the above injuries exist]
[Most doctors are trained to tender a general prognosis, however, to represent an injury claim; a different prognosis is required for each diagnosis]