As part of the PERA application process, your application gets submitted to Managed Medical Review Organization (MMRO). They are a third-party company that PERA contracts with to review all of your medical records with them.
Once they receive your application, they will review your medical records, and determine whether or not you sustained a work-related injury. As a part of that process, MMRO needs to complete a 5 or 10-minute phone call with you to find out what has happened with you since you filed for PERA. This happens in 4 – 5 weeks. We will coordinate a phone call with an attorney in our office, the nurse case manager, MMRO, and the client.
As part of that phone call the nurse case manager will ask you several questions related to your current symptoms. If you have suffered a physical injury they will ask what is your pain level. They also may ask if you have any limitations or difficulties doing activities around the house, such as household chores or shoveling snow. If you have submitted your application for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the nurse case manager will ask you questions such as do you continue to have difficulty sleeping or do you continue to have nightmares? The nurse case manager may also ask whether or not you avoid anything, such as places, people, tv shows. Or if you have any difficulty with concentration or starting and finishing tasks.
The whole process takes about 5 to 10 minutes and then you’re done and that’s the last thing the client has to do when filing for the PERA application.
Contact Meuser, Yackley & Rowland, P.A. for a free, confidential, no-obligation case evaluation and consultation. The knowledgeable attorneys at Meuser, Yackley & Rowland, P.A. take the time with each client to help determine which benefits under the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act you are entitled as well as discuss PERA Duty Disability benefits and Healthcare Continuation Benefits under Minnesota Statute §299A.465. Call us today at 1-877-746-5680.