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FCE/Disability/Comp question from newbie

pinkppink Posts: 1
edited 10/19/2014 - 8:03 PM in Health Insurance Issues
I'm on comp & disab & had a FCE. My IME placed me at permanent marked/moedrate. My doc just reviewed my FCE report, I have been 100% up till now my question is how will my doc's comment on permanency effects my disability (not my work comp) , but my disability? I've been receiving SSD. My doc has not commented on permanency up til now. I know how this works as far as work comp. What worries me is SSD (disability). I don't know what his decision or comment will be, but I know I can not work. I'm not sure how it works, as far as what he says, how he comments? Does he say "PT can work so many hours with these limitations" or "PT can not work" Because if he says I can even with limitations does that mean I will lose my disability SSD??? I live in NY state. I have a lawyer. I want personal experiences. I do & will speak with him. I have a hearing next week for comp. I just had my 1st dirty IME doc!! I've had many. This one was not in an exam room. I sat across from him at his desk. He never examined me or touched me. When his report came it was all lies lies lies! He described the exam that he never performed. Said my weight was 19lbs more than it is, the exam was opposite every single exam I've had...which will be proven when we deposition the liar in court.
I appreciate any help


I am a RN. I injured my back at work in 2010. After exhausting all non-surgical measures including nerve blocks, acupuncture, PT, chiro, etc...spinal fusion L5-S1, hardware removal, trial SCS, more injections , RFA, etc... Neuro, ortho, PM.


  • So did the surgeon only do a one level fusion? From my experience, each segment of the lumbar is worth 10% PPD according to the fourth edition AMA Disability Handbook. But with the other procedures you've had done, I'm not sure how that will effect the overall number. Regarding SSDI, the doc must say you are not capable of doing ANY job, not just the job you once had/have.

    Unfortunately, a lot of IME people are less than honest. Many will try to find any potential hole in your case or comments. You must watch every word you say while doing the exam. Hopefully your attorney will rip the guy apart.

    Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2
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