New study Links Chiropractors as First Healthcare Provider to reduction in lost time from work/reduced cost for Worker’s Compensation claims

A new study published in the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation1 which involved over 5500 injured workers in Ontario suggests that choosing who you see first when you are injured at work may be more important than you think. The study which was conducted by researchers from the University of Montreal found that when injured workers […]

Message to Injured Workers requiring ongoing Chiropractic Care

Despite a public commitment by WHSCC to continue to pay for necessary chiropractic services for injured workers, chiropractors who are working outside of a contract have been unable to secure written approvals for most patients that require ongoing treatment in relation to a work related injury. Chiropractors have committed to ensuring that injured workers have […]

Real life cases from chiropractors/injured workers on effects of administrative barriers on health of injured workers.

Please Note: Although the following cases are based on real occurrences, information that may identify individuals associated with these cases have been changed in order to protect confidentiality. May 19, 2016: Case 4: 35-year-old female with repetitive strain injury associated with data entry, computer and keyboard work. Taken off work due to pain and functional disability. […]

Chiropractors continue to provide care to some injured workers: Administrative barriers still affecting care of others

As of May 18th, 2016 Chiropractors will continue to bill directly to WHSCC for care that has been previously authorized however chiropractors will no longer complete 8/10 reports as these reports impose significant time burdens on chiropractors and are being imposed on chiropractors in an inequitable manner. As a result, patients who have been previously […]

Notice to patients currently being covered by WorkPlaceNL for Chiropractic Services

Effective April 23rd, 2016, the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the majority of the province’s chiropractors and the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC) has ended. In the absence of a written MOA, chiropractors had agreed to continue with the provision of necessary care to injured workers outside of a contract on the commitment […]