Unraveling Injury Management Complexity

CareConnections can be part of an overall risk management strategy that is the key to avoiding costly injuries and returning an injured worker to their maximum function at the least possible cost.

When an employee is hurt at work no one wins. The employee is unable to work and the employer loses productivity. The costs of medical care, time loss, disability, and workers' compensation coverage can quickly spiral. Obviously the best strategy is to prevent injuries from occurring. But even when an injury is unavoidable the road to recovery can be a complex task. Careconnections can help.

Proactive Injury Prevention

CareConnections' parent company, Therapeutic Associates has a system that can help identify employee positions and job tasks that can give you the information and controls to be proactive. It's called the Therapeutic Associates Online Enterprise Safety Program.

Optimal Injury Rehabilitation

Post Injury components of CareConnections involve active Return to Work therapies coordinated by skilled rehabilitation professionals. An added option is to apply the CareConnections Prior Advice/Authorization System (PAS) as a valuable tool to manage the costs of rehabilitation care. PAS gives a workers' compensation carrier or self-insured company a means of using web-based patient tracking and prospective utilization coupled with clinical outcome monitoring and patient satisfaction assessments to target quality and cost efficiencies in therapy care, often a major component of job injury medical costs.

Integrated Employee Risk Management

Each CareConnections program component can be selected or customized to meet the needs of any workplace or worker. CareConnections programs can involve the employer, physician, and other caregivers interested in helping the worker recover. Risk managers, insurers, case managers, rehabilitation counselors - all who may play an integral role in the well being of the injured worker - can benefit from CareConnections. CareConnections can take the complexity out of injury management.