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We hope to assist patients, as well as family, and friends of those who suffer from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) or more recently known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). This organization was formed in July 1990; and since then, has sent information regarding RSD/CRPS to hundreds of thousands patients and professionals worldwide. The free information we offer will help educate and inform you, your family, friends as well as your physician regarding the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and the latest methods of treatment for RSD/CRPS.
Insurance Issues in the Management of CRPS
I have authored the following article: Insurance Issues in the Management of CRPS.
Below is an abstract from the article: Insurance Issues in the Management of CRPS.
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Abstract: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a disease caused by a minor trauma either accidentally or surgically to an extremity. CRPS is a rare disease misunderstood by many in the medical community and the insurance industry. CRPS is a very painful and complicated syndrome in its own right.
This article will discuss the many issues that CRPS patients address from insurance companies, (be it private insurance companies, workers compensation insurance companies, or social security) and also from the medical community.
CRPS patients endure a great amount of stress and abuse from the insurance companies just to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment. These improper actions from the insurance companies result in a great disservice to all patients handling a legal case.
Until the medical community and the insurance industry become educated about CRPS, patients will endure many years of unnecessary issues.
Keywords: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), Insurance denials, Independent medical examiner (IME), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Workers compensation insurance.