2018 Workers Compensation Newsletter - First Quarter

In an otherwise compensable claim, when does an employer have to pay for pre-surgical testing/treatment and pay TTD benefits while such testing/treatment occurs?

 

 

Employers in Missouri are required to pay for pre-surgical testing and treatment expenses.  In conjunction with authorization and payment of those procedures, the employer is also obligated to pay TTD during the time that the employee receives those services even if the treatment does not directly relate to the underlying work injury.  However, payment is only required if the employee is given restrictions which would prevent them from returning to some kind of work. Please see memo here.