Panel Physician Advisory
The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides that Employers who establish a list of designated Health Care Providers and obtain signed notification forms may control medical treatment for the first ninety (90) days from the date of the first “visit” for the treatment of the work injury or illness. The exception remains emergency care. Again, the Employer need not pay for medical care during the ninety (90) day treatment period of the Employee obtains care from other Health Care Providers.
See both documents.