Jurisdiction: Medical Benefits

Smith v. Highlands Ins. Group [08/31/04] 2004 MTWCC 63 Where payment or authorization for medical treatment has been denied, the Court has jurisdiction to adjudicate the dispute. 39-71-2905, MCA (1997).

Smith v. Highlands Ins. Group [08/31/04] 2004 MTWCC 63 Section 39-71-704(6), MCA (1997-2003), and ARM 24.29.1404(1)(a) (2003) apply only to disputes over the amount of payment due a medical provider. They do not divest the Workers' Compensation Court of jurisdiction to adjudicate disputes where payment has been denied.