There is an interesting discussion in the comments section of the Tilting at Windmills article I recently posted on Insult & Injury Blog. Richard Gilley from RiskNet is providing some data about the proportion of income earned from treating workers compensation cases which seems ‘out of kilter’ with my understanding. I am planning a ‘Fact […]
The ABC Catalyst programme that aired on Tuesday night is worth watching. Prominent and respected practitioners put central sensitisation and its relationship to ‘nociceptive’ pain into perspective as well as interesting pieces about the place for surgery and neuro-stimulators in the management of chronic pain Worth the 28 minutes to watch it. Catalyst Episode 8 […]
For those interested listen to this podcast. See link below: Podcast – IV with Peter Sharman about Complex Case Management on RTW Nation
See my recent blog article about this subject. Another Elephant? – Lessons from the Comminsure Scandal Concerns have also been expressed about CommInsure’s excessive use of covert surveillance of claimants. See earlier blog articles on this subject Surveillance – Sharp Focus or Blunt Instrument? Surveillance Again!
This article explains how proactive doctors can cut through the complexity of workers compensation systems for their patients and help them recover. Link to article on ‘Insult & Injury’ Blog
Recently Tasmanian solicitors have started asking local Independent Medical Examiners (IME’s) to confirm compliance to Expert Witness Codes of Conduct in line with standard interstate practice. See link to Supreme Court Practice Directive below: Practice Direction 1 of 2016 – Expert Witness Code of Conduct It is also of note that the AMA recently updated its guidelines relevant […]
See my blog post summarising a presentation by Dr Jason Thompson at the ISCRR Research Forum held in Melbourne in December 2015. The Insult of Complexity
The Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) is conducting a free research forum in Melbourne in early December on the important topic of potential for harm from compensation systems. For more information click this link: ISCRR Research Forum – Does Injury Compensation Cause Harm?
Neurosurgeon, Mr Andrew Hunn, AMA CEO, Mr Tony Steven and Occupational Physician, Dr Peter Sharman were invited to attend the September meeting of the WorkCover Board to present a submission about the AMA’s ideas for workers compensation reform. The centrepiece of the submission were ideas about how ‘complex’ cases can be streamed into an alternate […]
Worker Assist and WorkSafe Tasmania have organised a seminar to explore the concept of a ‘second injury scheme’ for Tasmania as part of WorkSafe Month. The concept is that there is a need for incentives to employers take on workers who cannot return to their previous job because of their injury. This […]