In IL, we don't have a fee schedule set by the state for work comp. Every insurance carrier has their own U&C, which as you all know, can run the gamut of being paid full price to being paid pennies on the dollar. On work comp cases where the doctor is not contracted with the insurance carrier, and the insurance carrier does not pay the bill in full due to what they say is U&C, are we legally allowed to balance bill the patient? Assuming that it is in our office policy, signed by the patient at the start of treatment, that they understand that they will be personally responsible for anything not paid by work comp? I have been unable to find anything that really answers that question officially.