We have a post coming soon on this particular ACC Minister Judith Collins who yesterday according to Fairfax New Zealand:
……pledged to examine the independence of a small group of doctors claimed to be receiving large payments in return for medical assessments that help the corporation take costly long term claimants off its books.
In series of articles in recent years the Herald has reported concerns about a small group of doctors being used by the corporation to reject claims for elective surgery on grounds of pre-injury “degenerative” conditions.
However reports this week claimed the corporation was similarly using a select group of medical assessors who could be relied on to produce medical assessments of long term claimants that allowed the corporation to end their entitlements.
Yesterday, Green ACC spokesman Kevin Hague said he’d obtained data under the Official Information Act showing a small group of doctors were being paid up…
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