Workers' Compensation Injury Care Management

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Cost-Effective Quality of Care

  • IMG_0471.jpgWe provide high-quality, patient-centered medical care by staff experienced and trained in occupational medicine.
  • Prompt cost-effective treatment with the availability of 24-hour care for injury treatment reduces costs of potential emergency room visits both in terms of dollars and lost time.
  • In most cases, we are able to promptly identify non-work related conditions so the patient can receive ongoing care with their private physician when appropriate.
  • We help facilitate employee rapid return-to-work, modified duty programs to reduce lost time and effective case resolution through medical case management.
  • Reduced wait times and patient-centered care results in high employee satisfaction with their medical care.
  • Because we offer X-rays, laboratory tests, diagnostic testing and dispensing of medicines at our offices, in most cases employees are able to receive all of their care from us without the burden of traveling to different locations. Employers benefit with less time away from work for their employees and one itemized bill for each visit reduces their administrative costs.

OSHA Recordability

Our medical team provides treatment with the knowledge of OSHA Recordability standards, but always with the priority on patient care.

Examples of Recordable items:
  • 1st, 2nd or 3rd degree burns requiring medical treatment
  • Stitches, as a result of a cut, puncture, laceration, abrasion or splinter
  • Treating infected cuts, lacerations, punctures or abrasions with prescription medications at prescription doses
  • Physical therapy as a result of a strain, sprain or dislocation
Examples of Non-recordable items:
  • 1st, 2nd or 3rd degree burns requiring "first aid"
  • Bandaging of a cut, puncture, laceration, abrasion or splinter
  • Treating infected cuts, lacerations, punctures or abrasions with non-prescription medications at non-prescription doses
  • Use of a massage to treat a strain, sprain or dislocation

For a detailed list of recordable and non-recordable items, please see the Guide to OSHA Recordability.

For further information on OSHA guidelines, please visit the following:

Communication

A key to Workers' Comp case resolution is to maintain immediate and accurate communication with employers regarding injury management. After seeing an injured worker, the physician will call the company contact to discuss the services provided, the diagnosis and their ongoing treatment plan for the injured employee. A written status report form will also be sent back with the employee, as well as faxed or e-mailed to the company. Additionally, our staff is available anytime for phone consultations and will also be glad to meet to discuss cases.