Tag Archives: compensation systems

Another Elephant? – Lessons from the Comminsure Scandal

The ‘Comminisure’ Scandal broke this week putting a media focus on the role of doctors within organisations and the potential for commercial interests to over ride the usual ethics of the medical profession. For those who didn’t watch 4 Corners … Continue reading

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Towards Simplicity – Complex Case Management by Doctors

Information about how doctors can improve outcomes in compensation systems using a complex case management model Continue reading

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AHPRA and IME’s

The WorkCover Victim’s Diary and Civil Forensic Psychiatry blogs have recently made commentary on issues with IME assessors and complaints processes. I have previously blogged about issues with IME assessors. IME’s – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Pt … Continue reading

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Let me Explain! – the purpose of my blog

  Recently I have received criticism that I am blaming the system, specifically the insurers/claims agents, for poor outcomes and not directing any criticisms towards other parties, particularly the medical profession (or injured workers themselves for that matter). The purpose of … Continue reading

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Are our compensation systems an occupational hazard?

According to Wikipedia, ‘A hazard is a situation that poses a level of threat to life, health, property, or environment’ and, in relation to Workplace Health & Safety: ‘Although work provides many economic and other benefits, a wide array of workplace hazards also present risks to the health … Continue reading

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Surveillance – Sharp Focus or Blunt Instrument?

In my work as an independent medical assessor, and occasionally as a treater, I am asked to view video surveillance of compensation claimants. This occurred again recently and caused me to reflect on the whole business of covert surveillance. There … Continue reading

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How big is the Elephant in the Research Room?

  A really effective way to annoy a worker on compensation payments (or any worker for that matter) is to not pay them properly. It is even more effective if the worker is already on legislated step-downs in their weekly … Continue reading

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