After a car accident, many accident victims go see there primary care doctor only to find out there primary care doctor won’t treat them. However, Primary care doctors in some cases will treat you, but they require you to pay for your medical care up-front. Primary care doctors generally will not do what is called third party billing or work on a medical lien.
These doctors offices are geared towards billing medical insurance companies not auto insurance companies. So when you have a car wreck, you will find your medical treatment options may be very limited. If you have been injured in a car wreck and need to see a doctor, simply contact us, if we do not have a doctor listed in your area, we will find you one.
Primary care doctors won’t do third party billing
Third party billing is when the doctors office bills the third party or auto insurance company. As stated above, in most offices they are set up to bill health insurance providers, not auto insurance providers. However, they will treat you. But, they will want you to pay for your medical care up front.
Primary care doctors won’t bill on a medical lien or an attorney lien.
A medical lien or attorney’s lien is a document that states the doctor will be paid for his services when your personal injury case settles. Many Primary care physicians wont see you on a medical or attorney lien. Furthermore, the lien protects the doctor financially, if and when your personal injury case settles, he is paid at that time. The average soft tissue injury case settles in around 6-9 months. Also, depending if there is litigation involved, the doctor is paid from his health insurance providers generally in 90 days. This could be one reason they do not want to see you if you have been injured in a car wreck, they know they will have to wait longer to get paid.
Primary care doctors usually do not treat auto accident injuries
Primary care doctors have a wide range of illnesses and issues they treat. However, soft tissue injuries generally are not one of them. Soft tissue injuries are injuries to the ligaments, muscles and tendons in your neck, back, and other parts of your body. They auto accident forces them outside there normal range of motion, this in turn could cause:
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Tingling sensation running through arms, fingers, legs, etc.
- Muscle weakness
Soft tissue injuries need special care and documentation. Why do they need documentation you might ask. Soft tissue injuries do not show up on X-RAYS. In order for your personal injury attorney to prove that you have an injury from your car wreck he needs documentation of injury. In some cases this comes from medical reports, bills, notes from the doctor who is treating you for your injury. Documentation is critical to the outcome of your personal injury case. Without it, you might not even have a personal injury case or lawsuit.
This is why you need to see a doctor that treats auto accidents
You need to see a doctor that can take medical and attorney liens. Auto accidents are what they treat and they have the experience you need to help you get the maximum recovery from your personal injury lawsuit. If you have been injured in an auto accident contact us immediately. We can provide you with a doctor that treats soft tissue injuries and works with attorneys on a medical lien. This means no out of pocket expense for you. Get the settlement you deserve and the medical care you need, you can contact us if we do not have a doctor listed in your area.