Physicians: Communications With

Kline v. Farmers Ins. Group [1/18/00] 2000 MTWCC 4 Insurers are not prohibited from directly requesting medical information and opinions from claimant's medical providers, but must give notice to claimant or his/her attorney and, in the case of an interview, the opportunity to be present. In the case of written requests for information, a copy of the correspondence is sufficient. See, Linton v. City of Great Falls, 230 Mont. 122, 749 P.2d 55 (1983).