North Port, FL (PRWEB) October 10, 2013
North Port, FL chiropractor Dr. Daniel Barr understands the complexities of Florida’s new Personal Injury Protection (PIP) law, and he has developed a comprehensive solution for automobile accident victims. Recent changes to the PIP law can make it difficult to find appropriate medical care following a collision, and fewer and fewer primary care or walk-in clinics are accepting PIP claims. Dr. Barr explains, “Many people—accident victims and physicians alike—haven’t been properly educated about the new law. This means that many patients are not being treated completely or correctly. And many times, the insurance companies deny claims because of improper notes and paperwork.”
These problems stem from new requirements stipulated in the PIP law. Despite the fact that it can sometimes take weeks for symptoms to appear after a collision, recent changes in the law require a person involved in a car accident to be seen by a medical doctor or chiropractor within 14 days of the accident. Otherwise, all Personal Injury Protection benefits of up to $10,000 are lost. The new law will only pay up to $2,500 unless a doctor determines it is an emergency medical condition (EMC). In these cases, all $10,000 would be available for treatment.
“It really takes an accident specialist to determine whether what you’re experiencing is an emergency medical condition,” says Dr. Barr. “At West Coast Wellness, we have a team of accident specialists who have the experience to recognize if this is the case. Our patients can skip the long wait and expensive fees at the hospital since everything can be done right here at West Coast Wellness. West Coast Wellness chiropractors and orthopedic surgeons accept PIP claims and are available every day of the week, eliminating the need for patients to use an attorney or medical referral service to find the right healthcare."
Seeing the right healthcare provider shortly after an accident can detect injuries early and improve patient outcomes. That fact, along with the recent changes in the law, makes it important to seek the right medical care quickly after a collision. According to Dr. Barr, “The accident recovery program developed by West Coast Wellness helps patients regain their health as quickly as possible, with less stress and hassle. We coordinate care and benefits, and we provide insurance companies and any attorneys who might be involved with all the documentation necessary to get the bills paid.”
If you've been involved in an automobile accident, it’s important to consult a healthcare professional as soon as possible. “With the new PIP law, it really makes more sense than ever to choose your doctors wisely so that you can focus on getting healthy without worrying if your insurance claims will be denied.”
Daniel Barr, D.C. received his doctorate of chiropractic from Life University in 1984 and has been licensed to practice in Florida in 1985. He is a diplomat of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He is also a member of the International Chiropractic Association, Florida Chiropractic Society and the Southern Chiropractic Society. Dr. Barr founded West Coast Wellness in 2006.
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4361 Aidan Lane
North Port, FL 34287
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