WorkersCompensation.com: WC Stakeholders Look to Get Injured Workers Into Elective Procedures
During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare systems around the country have restricted elective surgeries, delaying care for many injured workers. In this WorkersCompensation.com article, Michele Hibbert-Iacobacci, Mitchell's senior vice president of regulatory compliance management, explains which types of surgeries have been postponed and discusses what may happen when surgery centers, hospitals and other facilities begin scheduling elective procedures again.
"The injured worker is going to be in line with all the other non-injured workers to get healthcare," Hibbert-Iacobacci said in the article. “There's really no blueprint …the triage needs to include a re-evaluation of the patients who have suffered very significant delays. Those who suffer from acquired and persistent morbidity should be prioritized over others …they suggest delays for things like cosmetic surgery.”
Click here to read the full article on workerscompensation.com.