Enhanced Care for Injured Workers: A BWC Pilot Program [8025]
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: C161AB

   Freddie Johnson, Chief, Medical Services and Compliance Officer, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

Track: Workers' Compensation
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic


BWC launched a pilot program for injured workers in northeast Ohio known as the Enhanced Care Program. Participants work for state-fund employers and have an injury date on or after July 1, 2015. These injured workers sustained a knee-only workplace injury and received treatment from a physician enrolled in the pilot program. Benefits of the pilot program include simplifying the workers' compensation process, improving outcomes for injured workers, reducing costs for employers and increasing physician reimbursement. The presenter discusses pilot program results and successes.

Learning Objectives:
List the goals and objectives of the pilot
Describe changes in the system facilitated by OAC 4123-6-01.2
Recognize the different expectations of an Enhanced Care provider
Discuss the operations of the Enhanced Care Program and tools applied in the pilot

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  CCM: 1
  CRC: 1
  CDMS: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

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Enhanced Care Program

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