When a claim is reopened for permanent total disability consideration or a permanent total disability issue in litigation is remanded to the PTDRB for further evaluation, it is the carrier/self-insured Employer/TPA’s responsibility to obtain current medical information, and prepare the claim for review by the Permanent Total Disability Review Board (PTDRB). W.Va. Code § 23-4-6(j)(1) and CSR §85-5-3.7.
Claims Services is responsible for providing support to the PTDRB in its consideration of claims for permanent total disability. Support includes the receipt and tracking of requests for review, insuring that all required information is included with the request, scheduling the claims for review, issuing related correspondence, communication with pertinent parties, and reviewing PTDRB invoices for payment approval.
All requests for PTDRB review must be sent to the following address:
West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner
Claims Services Division
PO Box 50540
Charleston, WV 25305
If you have questions, you may contact:
Deborah Bryant, Claims Services Supervisor
Phone: (304)-558-1966, ext. 3120