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Workers' compensation -- Medical benefits



Departures from treatment parameters

In certain circumstances, it is appropriate to depart from the treatment parameters regarding duration or type of treatment. These circumstances can include:

  • a documented medical complication;

  • a need for additional treatment to assist the employee in the initial return-to-work where the employee's work activities place stress on the part of the body affected by the work injury;

  • treatment that continues to meet two of the following criteria documented by medical records:

    • an employee's subjective complaints are improving,

    • an employee's objective complaints are improving,

    • an employee's functional status is objectively improving;

  • an incapacitating exacerbation of the employee's condition.

See Minnesota Rules Part 5221.0650 Subp. 8.

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