In Accordance with Section 306(F.1)(1)(i) of the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act
If you are injured while employed and on duty at Duquesne University, you are responsible for reporting the injury/illness immediately to your supervisor. If you seek medical care for your work-related injury or illness, Duquesne University shall provide payment for reasonable surgical medical services, services rendered by physicians or other health care providers, and medicines and supplies, as and when needed, according to the procedures that follow.
In compliance with the Workers' Compensation Act, Duquesne University has established a list of at least six (6) health care providers to treat you in case of a work-related injury or illness. You are required to be treated by one of the designated "panel" providers for a period of ninety (90) days from the date you first seek medical treatment, or Duquesne University may not be required to pay for your medical care during that period of time. In the case of a medical emergency, you may be treated at the closest emergency department. However, any follow-up treatment is required to be provided by one of Duquesne University's panel providers for the first ninety (90) days from the date of your first treatment. Unauthorized, non-emergency treatment for a work-related injury/illness with a non-panel health care provider during the initial 90-day period will not be paid by Duquesne University. If you wish to change medical providers within the first 90 days of medical treatment, you must select a new health care provider from Duquesne's designated panel of providers. If one of these designated providers refers you to another health care provider, you may receive care from that provider and the fees will be paid by Duquesne University. The list of health care providers is posted in various locations throughout the campus, and copies are available in the Risk Management Office.
Should you require continued medical treatment after the initial 90-day period, you may continue seeing the panel provider or you may go to another physician or health care provider of your choice.
You must notify the Disability Claims Manager at 412-396-6677 within five (5) days of treatment with a non-panel provider. This non-panel provider must provide an initial medical report to the Disability Claims Manager within ten (10) days of the date of the first treatment, and every thirty (30) days thereafter as long as treatment continues. Failure to so notify the Disability Claims Manager or Duquesne University will relieve Duquesne University of the responsibility of payment for services rendered if such services are determined to have been unreasonable or unnecessary.
If you follow the guidelines set forth in this notification, you will not be responsible for payment of any charges related to the medical treatment of your work-related injury/illness, or any charges in excess of charges as calculated in the Workers' Compensation Act, unless your treatments are unrelated to your injury/illness. If you refuse reasonable medical services, you may forfeit rights to compensation for your injury.
See The Administrative Policy No. 24, Workers' Compensation.