Medical providers (and other entities who have a financial interest in the injured worker’s claim) who have provided treatment to injured workers should receive a notice of their intervention rights at some point during a disputed claim. That notice typically includes basic information about the parties in the claim and what the provider should do in order to file an intervention claim in the matter. An intervention claim basically “piggy backs” on the injured worker’s claim and is the best way for a medical provider to recover outstanding expenses for the injured worker.

There are very specific deadlines for intervention claims as well as some basic rules, all of which can be found on the State of Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings’ website:

If there is a balance after the medical provider receives payment from personal/private insurance (called the “Spaeth” balance), that balance can form the basis for an intervention claim.