Treatment under workers’ compensation requires expert knowledge in medical treatment and a legal understanding of the intricacies of workers’ compensation in order to provide optimum care and benefits to patients. While Dr. Mochizuki is not an attorney himself, he has extensive experience over more than 25 years in the management of work-related illnesses and injuries covered by workers’ compensation. Dr. Mochizuki’s focus is on early diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment techniques for cost-effective and timely recoveries that promote healthy healing while reducing time lost from work.
Dr. Mochizuki has taken a special interest in workers’ compensation from the time he became one of the first physicians certified as a Qualified Medical Examiner for the State of California. Medical treatment often requires special reports and appeals to be filed for patients before insurance companies will provide authorization for treatment. When written reports and appeals are unsuccessful, Dr. Mochizuki is required to speak on a peer to peer basis with other orthopedic surgeons in order to obtain authorizations for medical treatment. Dr. Mochizuki performs these tasks promptly because delays in reporting cause delays in treatment. Dr. Mochizuki’s knowledge of the California Workers’ Compensation system and his experience as a Qualified Medical Examiner have resulted in a greater than 99% success rate in obtaining authorization for medical treatment for his patients.
For effective results and optimal communication, Dr Mochizuki works in conjunction with the patient, employer and insurance carrier to establish appropriate work restrictions for each individual patient. The ongoing collaboration ensures that the orthopedic care provided is of the highest medical and legal standards. To provide these valuable services to patients and employers alike, Dr. Mochizuki continues to update his knowledge in this specialized field.
Our workers’ compensation services include:
- Treatment from a board-certified orthopedist
- Completion of PR-4 and PR-2 reports at the completion of treatment
- Timely appointments within 48 hours of obtaining authorization for treatment
- Concise written reports that fulfill all legal requirements
- Fees in compliance with Official Medical Fee Schedule
One of the most effective tools against costly and counterproductive workplace injuries is proper education and training to prevent injuries from occurring in the workplace. By training employees about safe work techniques and regularly monitoring safety conditions, the frequency of injuries can be significantly reduced. Furthermore, knowledge of proper post-injury rehabilitation promotes healthy healing and a more successful recovery.
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