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Split Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Authorization for MRI

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 248 | 0 | 0 min read

A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that an insurance carrier was not obligated to authorize a magnetic resonance imaging scan for a construction worker with a back injury because the scan was part of a doctor's effort to monitor a condition that had never been accepted as compensable. Case: Mills v. West Virginia Office of Insurance Commissioner, No. 17-0302, 11/07/2017/ published. Facts: Ronald E. Mills worked for Island Fork Construction as a heavy equipment operator. He injured his back while at work in March 2000. Mills received medical treatment from Dr. Robert Kropac...

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