Medical reports must be sourced via an IT portal called MedCo Registration Solutions, which will enable users to search for individual experts or medical reporting organisations. The MedCo portal will return a choice of randomly generated results and the user can select which one to instruct.
What this means for you
Medico-legal experts and medical reporting organisations must be registered with MedCo in order to provide the initial medico-legal reports for whiplash claims brought under the RTA Protocol.
|Obtaining the first report from any expert permitted under 1.1(12) of the RTA Protocol||£180|
Obtaining a further report where justified, from one of the following disciplines
|Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (inclusive of a review of medical records where applicable)||£420|
|Consultant in Accident and Emergency Medicine||£360|
|General Practitioner registered with the General Medical Council||£180|
|Physiotherapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council||£180|
|Obtaining medical records||£30 plus the direct cost from the holder of the records and limited to £80 in total for each set of records required. Where relevant records are required from more than one holder of records, the fixed fee applies to each set of records required.|
|Addendum report on medical records (except by Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon)||£50|
|Answer to questions under Part 35||£80|