Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Michael J. Samanie, Houma, Stephen S. Stiplecovich, for Applicant.
Frank R. Whiteley, III, Metairie, for Respondent.
Supreme Court of Louisiana.
This matter comes before the court on the issue of whether the failure of a workers' compensation carrier to authorize prepayment requested by a doctor prior to examination of a workers' compensation claimant is a failure to provide payment of medical benefits such that penalties are triggered. See LSA-R.S. 23:1201(E) & (F) and 23:1203(A). Additionally we are called upon to resolve a split in the circuits regarding whether a failure to authorize...
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