One of the biggest problems with thehas always been the certification process. Until recently, employers weren’t allowed to call a health care provider whose form looked suspicious or whose diagnosis sounded suspect.
Instead, employers had to resort to the difficult process of requesting—and paying for—another medical evaluation and certification.
Employees knew how difficult it was for employers to check up on certification forms without employee permission. Some took advantage of that by altering the forms to make their conditions seem more serious.
Now, fortunately, employers can at least call the medical provider to ask whether the information on the form is accurate and get clarification on any unclear parts. That’s an important new employer right.
As the following case shows, employers that discover an employee has altered a certification form without their health care provider’s permission can be de...(register to read more)
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