Good Patient Records


 
We want you to be a good patient because that is how you will best recover and restore yourself to health. However, a secondary reason is that your doctor's records will reflect that you have had a positive attitude toward recovery and that you have had the discipline to do what the doctor has ordered. You've demonstrated commitment to the treatment plan and stuck to it. Also, you have been consistent in your home exercise and stretching. By the way, be sure to document those home activities through the medical records by including them in the list you bring to the doctor's office.
 
Other things to watch for as you build you financial claim are:

  • Obtain referrals to specialists (such as a neurologist) if needed, but avoid doctor-shopping. This can easily signal to the insurance adjuster a person who is trying to work the system for financial gain. You would be embarrassed by such allegations at trial.
  • Follow recommendations of medical care providers.
  • When completing the PIP or health insurance form, watch for the subrogation paragraph and insert at the end of that paragraph as follows: "less insurer's share of costs for recovery." Place your initials near that writing. Do this as unobtrusively as possible, but do it every time.
  • Continue communication with insurance adjuster. At the appropriate time, send our Second Letter to Insurance Adjuster. Members onlyMembers only
  • Obtain and organize Medical Records. Members onlyMembers only
  • Contact SettlementCentral.Com PSPs Go to PSPS to review what doctors have said in your records. With the help of a Medical Assistant PSP or our Online Neurologist, Members onlyMembers only you will be able to decipher the code on the medical record, understand the annotations, and obtain a comprehensive understanding of what the medical record says about your case and your injuries.