Workers’ Compensation & Auto Accident

Health 1 Medical is proud of its record and tradition of helping our patients recover and get back to their normal way of life after an on the job injury or auto accident. Our goal is to guide our patients through the cumbersome paperwork process, act as a liaison between the patient and their insurance carrier, and coordinate the treatment our patients receive within our office specialties in Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, and Acupuncture.

 

HEALTH 1 MEDICAL, PCt

2780 Middle Country Rd.

Suite 140

Lake Grove, NY 11755

631-580-1000

Workers’ Compensation

When a patient contacts our office after they experience an injury at their place of employment, we work with the patient to begin the process of a medical evaluation of their condition. We review treatment options with the goal of helping the patient to recover from their injury and return to their normal life style.

 

 

What typically happens is the following:

Prior to, or upon arrival at our office the patient must complete a C-3 (employee claim form) as part of their initial intake paperwork. Our staff will assist the patient in the completion of this and any other required form(s). Our staff will also contact the patient's employer to obtain the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Carrier information and claim number. The patient will then be scheduled to see our doctor for a complete medical evaluation.

 

At the initial doctor’s visit, the doctor will fully evaluate the patient's injury, and may prescribe physical therapy as the first form of treatment.  Also at this visit, the patient may be referred for an x-ray, and be given referrals to see specialists such as an Orthopaedist or Neurologist.

 

Then, the patient will be thoroughly evaluated by our Physical Therapist, who will discuss with the patient an individualized treatment plan. After an initial phase of treatment, the patient will again be thoroughly evaluated by our doctor to assess the progress of the treatment.  If it is determined that it is medically necessary for the patient to continue physical therapy, our office will prepare and submit to the insurance carrier a variance request for additional physical therapy treatment. While that request is pending, patient may continue to be treated with  Chiropractic or Acupuncture.

 

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Law requires the patient to see the doctor for a medical re-evaluation exam each month until such time that their case (claim) is closed, or the patient has been released from care by our doctor.

 

 

 

 

Auto accident or slip & fall

When a patient contacts our office after they experience an auto accident, or slip and fall accident, we work with the patient to begin the process of a medical evaluation of their condition. We review treatment options with the goal of helping the patient recover from their injury and return to their normal life style.

What typically happens is the following:

The patient will be required to complete all necessary intake forms and provice our office with the following information: Name of the policy holder, date of accident, date the accident was reported to the insurance carrier, insurance carrier name, policy number and claim number. Among the required intake forms is the Application for No-Fault Benefits (NF-2), which is needed to process the claim. Our staff will by happy to assist the patient with the completion of these forms.

 

The patient is then scheduled to see our doctor for a complete physical evaluation. During this visit, the patient may be referred for an x-ray, and also be given referrals to see specialists such as an Orthopaedist or Neurologist. e

 

On the initial doctor’s visit the doctor may recommend that the patient undergo one of the following treatments provided by Health 1 Medical: Physical Therapy, Chiropractic evaluation, or Acupuncture treatment. The patient will be offered the first available appointment and accommodated immediately. Our objective is to provide immediate service and comfort to the patient to help them obtain immediate relief of their pain and discomfort due to their unfortunate injury. 

 

After 30 days the doctor will schedule the patient for a re-evaluation exam to assess the patient's recovery and response to treatment. Follow-up visits with the doctor will be scheduled to evaluate the patient’s on-going treatment based on medical necessity.