Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break

Episode 22 Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast - OWCP Claim Acceptance Minimal Diagnosis

June 14, 2022 Dr. Taylor Season 1 Episode 22
Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break
Episode 22 Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast - OWCP Claim Acceptance Minimal Diagnosis
Show Notes

Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast is about all things related to Federal Workers Compensation, FECA, OWCP, DOL & Longshore claim filing as an injured federal worker.  The podcast is an educational and informative training on how to navigate the DOL -OWCP claims filing process for all types of injured US government and federal workers. The podcaster has 27 years in assisting with federal workers compensation as a consultant and trainer. The podcast is free and is educational. If you need help with anything related to a federal workers compensation claim...help is just a cup of coffee away.

If you are a federal worker that has a federal workers compensation claim either as a traumatic injury CA-1 or as a CA-2 occupational illness or injury and you submit your CA forms, Ca-1, Ca-20 and/or CA-16, Ca-17 and a written statement….either by mail or ECOMP. OWCP will provide you with an explanation of acceptance and/or denial by mail and /or ECOMP.  

 If either the your physician or you, the injured federal worker  believe  that the accepted conditions require expansion or modification to be more accurate, OWCP will request a detailed explanation as to how the additional conditions are related to the original work-related injury or resulting residuals.

 Most claims are denied with a 5 elements letter and lists which of the 5 elements were not met with an explanation why your claim is denied and advise you fully of your appeal rights, including the time frames for exercising these rights and the offices you should contact and lastly how to appeal the denial decision. I often have to explain to patients that the fight to get your full claim with all of your accurate diagnosis included needs to be continued and submitted. When you the federal worker receive an OWCP acceptance letter an alarm bell should sound off in your head if your acceptance letter only lists minimal diagnosis of bruises and strains. Often times when an intake medical provider sees an orthopedic injury the diagnosis is initially strain, sprain and or pain, swelling or contusion. This is due to the fact that the amount of damage or severity and location of the tearing of muscles, ligaments and tendons has not been confirmed more definitively by x-rays, CAT scans or MRIs. So, pay close attention to your first acceptance letter and make sure if you have a more severe injury you present the medical evidence from an OWCP approved medical provider that contains an expansion diagnosis narrative with supporting diagnostic tests along with a strong causation statement explanation.
Dr. Taylor's educational podcast utilizes his experience and history as a DOL - OWCP provider and his years of consulting and teaching all things federal workers compensation related. This is an educational short form format for learning how to successfully file federal workers compensation claims. So grab a cup of coffee and lets begin.

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