Under the Michigan Workers’ Compensation Statute, you to all reasonable and necessary medical care. This includes medical, surgical, and hospital services, dental services, crutches, hearing apparatus, chiropractic treatment and nursing care.
The responsibility to provide medical care continues indefinitely so long as the need for the care is related to the industrial injury.
During the first 28 days starting when the care begins, your employer has the right to select the medical care providers. After that, you are free to change doctors if you wish.
In order to change, however, you must notify your employer of your desire to change and provide the name of the physician you select.
Your medical providers should send their bills directly to your employer or its insurance carrier. The provider will be paid in accord with the Workers' Compensation Health Care Services cost containment rules.
If for some reason you pay the doctor (or other provider including pharmacy) directly out of your pocket, you are entitled to full reimbursement by your employer or insurance company.
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