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Vocational Case Management

 

Vocational case management is an important part of the rehabilitation process to return an injured worker to suitable, gainful employment or to determine the lack of cooperation in regards to return to work. These services for employers, insurance carriers and third party administrators (TPA) are focused on effective analysis and documentation of employability. Emphasis is placed on cost effective solutions for case resolution.

 

Vocational Case Management includes an initial intake interview and assessment of the injured workers potential to return to work. This assessment includes the injured worker's skills, education, aptitudes, interests, geographic location, financial considerations and physical capabilities. The vocational case manager can then conduct a labor market survey and identify employment opportunities that fit within the injured workers parameters as defined by the assessment.

 

   The benefits vocational case management are:

 

  • Cost containment of medical and indemnity expenses
  • Return-to-work strategies and options are identified
  • Communication between all parties
  • Documentation of all case activity and job availability
  • Provides input for decision-making

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 August 2010 12:31