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Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Centre for Neuro Skills is dedicated to producing the best outcomes for the injured worker, while simultaneously reducing long-term costs for the carrier. Since its inception, CNS has invested resources to develop tools and protocols that support the payor community.

Communication

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Pre-Admission Meeting

Collaborative process that connects payor representatives to the Centre for Neuro Skills case management team with the objective of identifying risks, aligning goals, targeting outcome and determining long-term needs of the injured worker.

Patient Conferences

Held regularly in person, online, or by teleconference. Dynamic process evaluating patient progression towards goal of reducing residual deficits. Barriers are discussed, strategies are identified.

Discharge Meeting

Reviews initial goals and projected outcome while obtaining payor feedback on CNS effectiveness. A collaborative and transparent discussion on what was achieved for each injured worker.


Dedicated Staff

Payor Relations

Responsible for managing customer relationships, expectations, and providing in-service training.

Admissions

Trained admissions staff are sensitive to the unique needs of workers’ compensation carriers. This specialized team of admissions coordinators and clinical evaluators handles admissions efficiently and professionally.

Clinical Management

An expert case manager directs treatment for each injured worker together with Directors of Rehabilitation and Senior Clinical staff who provide additional layers of oversight.


Reporting and Transparency

Patient Portal

Access to real-time patient records on CNS’ website (neuroskills.com) including physician records, conference reports and medications. Tracks patient progress in real time including changes in behavior, initiation, skill level, and Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).

SAS-Powered Advanced Analytics

SAS Analytics give CNS the ability to discover and communicate meaningful patterns in data. Data analysis allows CNS to more accurately address the deficits related to the patient’s injury and current status.


56% of CNS Patients Return to Work

In alignment with insurer goals, CNS therapies reduce traumatic brain injury patient deficits and sustain the long term benefits of postacute rehabilitation. This process shortens the claims life cycle as skills learned in treatment help patients reintegrate into meaningful lives and work. 

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Economic Benefits of Postacute Rehabilitation

When patients receive intensive rehabilitation, considerable lifetime savings are realized. Greater focus on independence, building life skills, and individualized therapy result in a durable and successful outcome. Research also suggests that denial of treatment often results in additional care needs and dependence on public programs. This can place financial burden on insurers, families, employers, and society.

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Next Steps in Workers' Compensation for Treating Brain Injury

The ultimate goal for the person with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) who participates in a comprehensive postacute rehabilitation program is to return to a productive life after discharge. Many times that involves returning to work. If the person sustained a brain injury in the workplace, he/she enters into the worker’s compensation. continuum of care treatment system and is entitled to certain benefits that aim to reduce medical and living costs.

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Blog: WORKERS COMPENSATION GUIDELINES IN TREATING BRAIN INJURY

Advances have been made over the last 40 years in treatment of people who have sustained brain injuries through work-related incidents. Worker’s compensation professionals specifically designed an entire continuum of treatment to manage the catastrophic claims of their parent companies in concert with health professionals. Treatment was extended to rehabilitation in post-acute care; results spoke for themselves with many more people returning to higher levels of productivity and overall health, thus reducing long-term health costs.

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