Selecting an attending physician
Who can I treat with?
insurer has enrolled you in a managed care organization (MCO), you can treat
with any health care provider who qualifies as an attending physician under
Oregon law. Your employer cannot choose
your health care provider for you.
providers are limited in how long they may treat you and authorize time-loss
benefits. Your health care provider should tell you if there are any limits to
the length of time he or she can authorize time-loss benefits or the services he
or she can provide. Health care provider types
Can I change attending physicians?
Yes. After your
initial selection, you can change your attending physician two times. Additional
changes require approval from the insurer or the Workers’ Compensation
Division. If you change health care providers, fill out Form 827 at your new
attending physician's office and check the box “Notice of change of attending
physician.” Your new attending physician should send Form 827 to your insurer.
I’m having trouble finding an attending physician.
How do I find a medical provider who is willing to treat me?
Your family or
primary care physician may be willing to treat you or refer you to a medical
provider that will coordinate care for your work injury. Urgent care clinics or
occupational medicine clinics often treat people with work injuries.
If you have
been enrolled in a managed care organization (MCO) the MCO will provide
resources to help you find an attending physician.
CareMark Comp MCO (Managed HealthCare
Majoris Health Systems Oregon, Inc. MCS (formerly
Oregon Health Systems, Inc. MCO):