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*Workers' Compensation Law
*Social Security Disability
Generally Consultative examinations (CE) of a social security claimant are used by the Social Security Administration (SSA) when the claimant's medical evidence is insufficient to determine the claimant's disability, or lack thereof. Although the claimant's treating physician Is the preferred source of medical evidence, there are instances where a medical examination from an independent source is necessary. These include situations where the treating physician is unwilling to perform the examination, there are inconsistencies in the claimant's file that cannot be resolved by consulting with the treating physician, the claimant himself prefers an examination by a source other than his treating physician with good reason, or prior experience in dealing with the treating physical indicates that he may be unable to effectively provide the necessary service.
Palliative And Preventive Measures
The provision for medical benefits is a substanti al component of workers' compensation. Many states consider palliative measures to be included under the umbrella of medical benefits. Basically, palliative measures are those extended to the employee for pain and discomfort when there is no hope for recovery. The language of each state's statute is central to whether palliative measures are covered.