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Insurance Issues in the Management of CRPS

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Insurance issues in the management of CRPS




Eric M. Phillips

 International RSD Foundation


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.