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The Role Of A Nurse Case Manager In Workers’ Compensation Cases Majority of the nurse case managers are identified by the nursing council of where they live through registration. An injured employee who is undergoing the workers compensation process is scheduled to attend the doctors’ appointments ,take part in the physical therapy as well as obtaining the required medical equipment. Occasionally, the insurance firms in charge of the compensation for the injured worker may need to the assistance of a nurse case manager to guide the claimer in meeting all the doctor’s appointments. The employee should, however, be familiar with his rights during the whole claim process as well as the duty limitation of the nurse case manager. The insurance companies can decide to assign the nurse case manager to guide the patient in communicating with the doctor as well as helping him attend all the appointments scheduled. The the patient should get the right type of medication and proper treatment from the doctors by the help of the nurse case managers. The nurse case managers are given the mandate by the insurance company to act as a link between the enterprise, injured worker and the physician. The nurse must also have a unique work experience in the medical, social, occupation and also situation issues. The nurse case manager plays a key role in communication between the doctor and the patient especially in the treatment issues. The the nurse is assigned with the responsibility of not only validating the information given by the injured employee but also ensuring that the employee gets the correct treatment and also taking note of any side effect that the drugs may have on the patient. The nurse case manager has a duty to report all the patients concerns to the physician, that is if the patients feels he is not satisfied with the type of treatment he is getting. Generally, the nurse case managers gives the insurance companies the necessary information regarding the progress of the patient and the medical care administered. The nurse case manager should never agree to carry out duties such conduct investigations for the insurance company.