I have reviewed many long-term disability cases. I often see claimants sign medical authorizations that allow long-term disability carriers to speak directly with their doctors. I believe the claimant should allow the long-term disability carrier to gain access to medical records, but not speak directly to the doctors. The claimant should realize that they have the ability to strike any language in the medical authorization that is not agreed with.
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