William Howard v. J.E. Nelson Construction and Summit

In William Howard v. J.E. Nelson Construction and Summit the issue is whether E/C provided authorized medical treatment to the claimant. The E/C argues that the Carrier has timely provided any and all medical treatment medically necessary and causally related as required under Chapter 440. The claimant argued that while the provider was authorized, the appointment was never scheduled and therefore the benefit had not actually been provided. The E/C attempted to schedule an appointment with the provider but due to an outstanding bill issue the provider would not schedule the appointment. The E/C argued that the outstanding bill issue with the carrier was out of their control. The JCC found that the law required more than authorization of an appointment; the appointment must be provided as well. Claim for scheduling of an appointment with the authorized physician GRANTED.

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