With the cost of workers’ compensation claims continuously on the rise, employers have an important decision to make: where do I send my employees when an injury occurs? In this blog, we will compare the benefits of seeking Direct to Specialist care versus the standard approach to managing injured employees.
With traditional managed care approaches, employees are sent to the emergency room or an occupational health clinic, where there is often a significant wait time and high cost of treatment, resulting in an eventual referral to a specialist to definitively treat the injury.
Bottom line: traditional workers’ comp methods cost more in both time and money for your organization and provide less comprehensive care for your employees. Is this the most effective use of your workers’ compensation dollars?
With Robbins Rehabilitation West’s Direct to Specialist approach, you no longer need to rely on costly emergency room visits or traditional occupational health clinics. We have developed a full spectrum of on-site services to treat patients more efficiently and at a lower cost. These services include:
Free Injury Consultations
Workplace Safety Seminars and Workshops which prevents those injuries from occurring in the first place
Factors which rapidly increase the cost of workers’ compensation claims are:
Time off work
Delayed treatment of injuries
Prolonged medical care
Direct to Specialist care allows for efficient treatment of both non-operative and operative conditions. It means you will receive comprehensive treatment sooner in an emergency situation, which reduces temporary disability payments and expedites return to work.
An injured employee sent to Robbins Rehab will be seen for a free injury consultation within 24 hours. With the free injury consultation, your injured worker will find out what the injury is, how long it will take to fix and what our plan for you is. If seeing a physician is needed, then we will refer you to a close business partner of ours. Many times however we can diagnosis the problem and get you started with treatment right away. In pennsylvania we can treat you for 30 days without getting a prescription from your physician.
As an employer, reducing the cost of your workers’ compensation claims is an important element of an effective risk management strategy. Studies have shown savings of as much as 65% on workers’ comp claims using the Direct to Specialist approach. Turn to Robbins Rehabilitation West to obtain maximum value for your workers’ compensation program and the highest-quality care for your employees.
Call April Stemrich at 610-730-4572 to learn more and to set up your introductory meeting! Your employees deserve it!