The paradox of the compensation industry
“Despite ample research demonstrating at best a weak link between clinical severity measures and work ability, clinical evaluations often dominate in compensation systems that attempt to establish a physical, objective basis for work disability compensation. The impairment-based model of work disability persists, as clinical measures are key criteria for benefits eligibility in many compensation schemes.”
The Paradox? The impairment based system is not equipped and does not address the Work Disability issues that confound recovery. Work Disability is a separate condition, with its own set of causes, with their own set of interventions.
At Centrix we take a different approach…
Integrated Worker-centric Work Disability Prevention
Job modifications, return to work program, claims advocacy models, and evidence based medical models are presented as the next “thing”, the panacea. These are just tools.
The MAP is the instruction manual on how integration, synthesize, and the tools in the right way.