Who Picks the Physician in Tennessee? Part 2 of 4

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For injuries on or after July 1, 2014, the injured employee shall accept the medical benefits from a physician listed on the employer’s panel when the employee has suffered an injury, the:
1. Employer shall designate a group of three or more independent reputable physicians or surgeons, chiropractors or specialty practice groups if available in the injured employee’s community, from which the injured employee shall select one to be the treating physician.
2. If three or more independent reputable physicians, surgeons, chiropractors or specialty practice groups are not available in the employee’s community, the employer shall provide a list of three independent reputable physicians, surgeons, chiropractors or specialty practice groups, within a 100 mile radius of the employee’s community.

Next posting, we are going to explore two other specifics for injuries occurring after July 1, 2014.

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