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ODG Helpdesk Tip: Three Steps to Help Optimize Return to Work (RTW)

Quite often, stakeholders managing various aspects of workers’ compensation claims spend countless hours each day trying to do what is best for injured workers. However, knowing what is best can be elusive. Typically, claim managers focus on: Ensuring state government forms are filed in a timely manner Making three-point contacts and related calls as scheduled […] Read More

New approval process for allied health practitioners

Thesworkers compensation guidelines for the approval of treating allied health practitioners have been updated, following a review. The guidelines apply to accredited exercise physiologists, chiropractors, counsellors, osteopaths, physiotherapists and psychologists. Read More

ODG Helpdesk Tip: The Difference Between Duration Values at the Diagnosis Vs. Claim Level

One of the most frequently asked questions at the ODG Helpdesk is: “How do I find duration values for a diagnosis, and how does it differ between diagnosis vs. claim level when managing return-to-work (RTW)?” An example of determining the difference can be found below. Let’s use ICD-10 Code S33.5 for this example. As the […] Read More

Food Investment Pty Ltd (George Weston Foods) applies for a group self-insurer licence

Food Investments Pty Ltd (George Weston Foods) has applied to the State Insurance Regulatory Authority for a group self-insurer licence which will also cover the following wholly owned employing subsidiaries: Read More

Consultation opens on insurance options for food delivery riders

The NSW Government has today commenced consultation on potential personal injury insurance arrangements for food delivery riders injured or killed at work. Read More

Optimizing Care and Reducing the Costs of City Government Workers’ Compensation Programs

In 2015, the City of Fort Worth, Texas, had 6,250 employees and calculated total workers’ compensation costs, claims plus indemnity payments, at $9.7 million. The city leadership sought more effective ways to reduce workers’ compensation costs and still help employees received the appropriate care to support quality outcomes and return to work. However, before the city […] Read More