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Doctor Outside Employer's Managed Care Organization Could Authorize Time Loss

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, August 25, 2017 | 941 | 0 | 0 min read

The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was entitled to temporary disability benefits for a period of time authorized by an attending physician who was not a member of employer’s managed care organization. Case: Orowheat-Bimbo Bakeries v. Vargas, No. 403, 08/23/2017, published. Facts: Francisco Vargas injured his back in 2010 while working for Orowheat-Bimbo Bakeries. Before accepting his claim, OBB informed Vargas that he was required to obtain treatment from doctors within its managed care organization. OBB accepted a claim for lumbar and thoracic strains in March ...

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