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What if I seek medical treatment before a claim is filed?

If you seek medical treatment before your claim is filed, tell the health care provider that you suspect your injury or illness is work-related.  Your health insurance carrier should not be billed for reasonable and necessary medical treatment resulting from an approved claim for injuries and illnesses that arise out of and in the course of employment.  If the treating provider requires authorization to evaluate you, they should contact the DMO at (877) 766-6447, option 2.