Can my ICBC claim be extended?
If further treatment is required past the initial approved amount, your therapist can request for more sessions from ICBC by submitting a treatment plan for you. Treatment plans are a means of documenting progress made to date in your recovery and the outcomes that patients will achieve with further treatment. The information your therapist provides enables ICBC claim representatives to make informed benefit decisions when extending your claim.
If you are approved to have your claim extended, we will notify you as soon as possible. Should you want to continue treatment and pay privately while waiting for your approval to come in, we will reimburse you once approval is received.
How long does ICBC cover treatment for?
As the severity of car accidents and its injuries are different there is not a guaranteed end date in the treatment timeline. ICBC will cover treatment in increments of 3 months at a time. Treatment lasts as long as your therapist can justify the need for treatment, stipulating what is going on in each treatment plan. ICBC may choose to approve or disapprove at any time.
Are there any user fee’s, or does ICBC cover 100% of the cost?
There is no cost associated with a regular 45 minute treatment session. Should you and your therapist decide that you should receive any speciality treatment such as Shockwave Therapy, Acupuncture, or IMS, you will be subject to a $30 per session, user fee.
For any RMT appointments past the 45 minute regular treatment session, there is a $15 user fee per every 15 minutes of massage added.