The Importance of Organizing Medical Records and Bills
This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Posted in News & Articles | Posted by: George Heppner - San Diego Personal Injury Attorney
When your San Diego personal injury lawyer submits your medical bills, they need to include the medical reports that confirm the charges on the bills. The bills and reports collaborate to provide a well-rounded overview of your case, the diagnosis, the treatment you received and the outlook for your future. An adjuster might reduce or deny benefits if all of the information, including the medical report, is not with the claim. They depend on the medical report to prove that you were injured.
The Questioning Nature of an Adjuster
An adjuster’s job is to question every claim they receive. If you fail to provide proof regarding medical bills without corresponding reports, the adjuster will wonder why the information is missing. Furthermore, if they find holes in your case in one area, they might wonder what else you are trying to hide or if you are attempting to inflate other medical bills. Your attorney will organize a binder or cover letter that details each and every bill. Your San Diego personal injury attorney can review your bills and ensure that the medical reports support them. You can be sure that the adjuster will go through the documentation with a fine-toothed comb to match up each bill with a medical report. If the bill does not have a corresponding report, the adjuster will ignore it.
Red Flags for Adjusters
Additional red flags for an adjuster are medical reports that look like they were printed off a word processor or like they are “fill-in-the-blank” reports. If they repeatedly see medical reports from the same facilities, they will understandably be skeptical about these doctors and their claims.
Documenting Lost Income
If you couldn’t work for four months because you suffered a concussion while skiing, your San Diego personal injury attorney will ask for documentation about your time off work from your employer. Your employer should also send your San Diego personal injury lawyer a record of your lost income or the adjuster could question the amount of lost wages.
Seek Legal Assistance From A San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer
Your San Diego personal injury lawyer can help you sort through paperwork to determine what needs to be sent to the adjuster. Contact George C. Heppner at (619) 235-4300 or toll-free at (877) 901-4111 for more information or to schedule an appointment.