By Shardel Suber of The Bainbridge Firm, LLC posted in General Information on Monday, February 6, 2017.
The Bureau reimburses a claimant for any actual and necessary expenses the claimant incurs in submitting to a medical examination or vocational evaluation scheduled by the Commission or the Bureau at a place other than the claimant’s permanent or temporary residence. Travel expenses include the cost of transportation, lodging, and meals. The Bureau periodically issues a schedule detailing the reimbursement rates. The employer is required to pay the cost of any examination it initiates immediately upon receipt of the bill. This includes any fee charged by the physician, the cost of transportation and meals, and any wages an employed claimant lost on account of the examination. This rule applies to all claims, whether the employer is state fund, self-insuring, or non-complying.