What medical benefits may I receive?

Employers and their insurance companies are obligated to pay for all reasonable and necessary medical expenses associated with any work-related injury or disease – whether or not the injury or disease causes the employee to lose time from work. These benefits are paid directly to the medical provider in accordance with a strictly regulated fee schedule. Under Pennsylvania law, a medical provider is not entitled to bill you the difference between the provider's charge and the amount allowed under the Workers’ Compensation Act. You may not have the benefit of this protection which is known as “no balance billing” if you treat outside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as medical providers in other states are not governed by Pennsylvania law. Payment of medical expenses does not necessarily mean that your claim has been accepted.