Medical Canvassing

What is Medical Canvassing?

Medical Canvassing - Private InvestigatorMedical Canvassing is designed to investigate a geographical area in an attempt to verify any previous medical treatment. We can find previous treatment often not disclosed by the claimant or listed in the file. The search can be conducted in any state across the U.S. without a signed medical authorization form.

 

Why Would You Use Medical Canvassing?

Obtaining this information can dramatically reduce your liability on the claim and help to determine what is pre-existing and what is related to the injury claim. We can provide these reports for:

  • Insurance Companies
  • Defense Attorneys
  • Third Party Administrators
  • Self Insured Clients
  • Private Investigators

 

When Is Medical Canvassing Needed?

  • Late reporting of the injury
  • Recently hired employee
  • Recently moved to another state
  • Changing story of how the injury occurred
  • Exaggerated pain in relation to the injury
  • Refusal to sign any Medical Release forms
  • Cannot remember details of previous treatment

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Reports can include dates of service, body part treated, and providers names, as well as fax/phone information in order to request the records.

We can canvass different provider types depending on your needs, including any combination of the following types.
Provider types include:

  • Hospital
  • Primary Care Physician
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiology
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonology
  • Pharmacy
  • Walk-In Clinic
  • Chiropractor
  • Gym
  • Orthopedic
  • Neurosurgery

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is This Legal?

Yes! We are not obtaining actual medical records. Those are protected by HIPPA privacy laws. What we are obtaining is confirmation of service provided. So organizations are willing to provide no information. However, most will provide basic confirmation of dates of service, providers name, and sometimes what was treated. This is usually enough information for an experienced attorney or adjuster to know how to move forward with the claim. We will do nothing illegal to gain the information.

 

How Long Does It Take?

We will email the report to you in about 4 working days.

 

Where Do I Search?

Typically, claimants treat near their home or work. An address history is also pulled on every claimant, and we will recommended possible additional search areas of which  you may not be aware.

 

How Far Do You Search? 

We Search a 50 miles radius in each direction from the address provided. We can search in any area in the U.S.

 

What Does the Report Include? 

Reports can include dates of service, body part treated, doctors name, and fax/phone information in order to request the records.

 

How Much Does This Cost?

We have several packages available depending on your needs.

A single speciality provider search – $250

3-Provider Types searched – $400

4-Provider Types searched – $500

5-Provider Types searched – $600

 

If you are involved in a case where you already have a HIPAA release, we can do the search and request the records at the same time.

A single speciality provider search WITH RECORDS INCLUDED – $300

 

Are You Ready to Get the Information that Could Save You $$$?

If you are interested in using this service, we can send you a form that you can return to order the searches desired.
Simply send us an email at medical@owensinvestigations.com and we will get started on the process.