Quote from agnescwal
is anyone else having trouble with the "power freaks" at IPN ?? first the "addiction specialist" i'm sent to has someone else's case in front of him... or the case manager sent the wrong papers. when i confront them with it...i get "i'm not going to argue with you". i saw an attorney the following day, and although they're extremely successful at cases like mine, their retainer fee could be another AS degree!! anyone out there in a lawsuit with ipn or the " addiction specialist" ( i put this is quotes because he should have his license pulled!)
I have fought a paper war with IPN since 2-2005. They finally caused my demise by filing incorrect information & never acknowledging the evaluation doctor's report. The one year contract I signed with them
listed bogus lab sites & nurse support group not even in existance.
When confronted with the closed labs & non existant group I was simply told to find my own. I live in Alabama & no one has ever heard
of IPN. There is no nurse support group within 2oo miles.
They ignored anything I said or asked of them. They offered no help.
They constantly told me if i did not attend the nurse support group
that they listed or find my own with IPN stipulations I would be considered non compliant & turned over to DOH. The doctor eval
even stated that if a group was not within reasonable distance of
my home we would have to depend on random drug screens & employer
reports. (the only nurse support group was in pensacola, fl., a two
hour drive from my home) Many more problems existed with the IPN
process that I want even go into.
It all ended with my license being suspended & a federal exclusion to work any position pertaining to medical. DOH investigation & other staff that requested my information so that they could submit it to my hearings were never submitted. The final order read that I did not deny, comply, reply or have prescriptions, and that the employer
ua screen was positive, etc. All was incorrect as stated by the IPN doctor evaluation report. He stated the employer UA was negative, no criteria for a diagnosis, no impairment & return to work immediately. IPN socked it to me.
What did you finally do? If there is any help out there anywhere at $$$$. I just want them to follow the eval report, understand that no nurse support group exist within a reasonable distance, allow me to return to work & to complete the one year contract that I agreed to & for them to follow their own objectives & rules. Their system failed me & my case was sent to hell with charges that were incorrect.
It has been almost three years & I remain without a solution other than returning to their program. I really do not know what to do, but I
panic at signing another contract with Fl. IPN . Any advise from your experience?