In accordance with the voluntary agreement of the Association of Medical Reporting Organizations, currently in force, a family doctor`s report costs $200; Under the new proposals, it would fall to $180. The cost of an orthopedic surgeon`s report would be reduced from $5 to $420. An additional report from a family doctor on medical records would remain at $50. The proposed scale does not mention the cost of an E-E report, as provided for in the AMRO agreement. The Department of Justice then introduced fixed charges for traffic accidents and personal injury. As part of the process, discussions were held to try to agree appropriate prices for medical reports. The result was the Medical Reporting Organisation Agreement (MROA), originally concluded in 2007. It was to fill this gap until the Code of Civil Procedure was amended to deal with the problem, but the amendments never took place. The agreement therefore continued on a continuous renewal basis. The breadth of our business and the sophistication of our service platform ensure that we can offer competitive prices for our medical and legal reporting and screening services. The document sent to stakeholders states that the government is “obliged to ensure that there is no financial link between the medical reporting party and an intermediary organization through which the report (or even with the medical auditor) is provided, except for the payment of the investigation/report.” In order to prevent applicants` representatives from obtaining an initial report outside the fixed royalty system, the government is considering allowing the defendant to offer a pre-medating offer – even if the Ministers end this practice in general and plan to exempt the complainant decision-makers from the penalties at 36 Part 36 fees. This practice has been the subject of concern.
Medical reporting agencies (also known as forensic agencies) have responded to the problem. They have an appropriate database of experts and can be used to appoint and train these experts on behalf of one of the parties. The choice of an expert was long-term, and he met the need for impartiality. The draft schedule estimates the cost of receiving medical records at a maximum of $30, plus the direct costs of the record holder, and caps at a total of $80. In addition, a $180 fee is introduced for a report by a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, as well as a cap of $80 for the cost of written questions asked by the expert under Rule 35.6. It therefore proposes, as an interim measure, to prohibit any party with a financial interest in a mediator who is the subject of a medical opinion. The contract applies to reports from family physicians, orthopaedics or accident and emergency specialists in the event of a traffic accident and claims under the employer`s liability insurance or liability. It will only apply in cases where compensation for injuries under $15,000 is expected. The amount charged depends on the level of the expert and whether they have been asked to check medical records (GP experts are not always expected). When the expert submits a report, the invoice is sent directly to the other party for payment and the amount of the tax depends on how long it takes them to pay it. “Would this prohibition be reinforced, for example, by the fact that the plaintiff`s and the defendant`s representatives can only order a certain proportion of medical reports on a given intermediary? Or should representatives, for example, be obliged to order rota reports from a large number of intermediaries? The government is also considering whether the accused have the right to give the medical expert their version of events if there is a significant difference between the parties` accounts.