Payment Of Medical Bills In A Pa. Workers Comp Case

Date: February 18, 2015

In a claim for benefits under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act, the employer (or the employer’s insurance company) is obligated to pay medical expenses which are reasonable, necessary and related to the accepted work injury. The medical bills must be paid within 30 days of the bill and medical documentation regarding the medical treatment being received by the insurannce carrier. The carrier may challenge the bill as unreasonable and unnecessary by filing a request for utilization review within the same time frame.

Disclaimer: The above article is for instructive purposes only and each case is fact sensitive. Consultation with an attorney should be obtained instead of reliance upon the legal issues discussed in this column.

Tom Cummings
Thomas P. Cummings has been a Partner with Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP since 1996 and has been with the firm since 1991. He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability and personal injury cases.