What exactly is a Medical Canvass?

Lets jump start the weekend with some fuel for thought.

What exactly is a medical canvas, and what is your understanding of what medical canvassing is?

A Medical Canvass is a tailored telephone investigation by trained analysts, in efforts to confirm or deny a pre-determined claimant’s association with a specific health care service provider within a targeted geographical location.

There are typically 3 results that will be obtained from a medical canvas that include:

  • Confirmed
  • Limited
  • No Results

Medical Canvassing is one of the most cost effective avenues available to document a claimant’s medical history.

To conduct a medical canvas, it is not as simple as just picking up the phone and start calling potential service providers. There has to be a clear and decisive plan. We have to decide what types of facilities we are going to contact, what geographical locations we are searching in, and what department or person we need to make contact with to get the information needed.

If you are a professional in the workers’ compensation or liability insurance field and would like to learn more about medical canvassing, we encourage you to join our group.

Once you join, make sure you give your feedback about this topic.  We look forward to any and all comments from our group members.

Next week we will dive into the legalities of medical canvassing.