Occupational Therapist performing Home Assessment for insurers

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As an Occupational Therapist and approved provider for TAC and Worksafe to perform Home Assessments, I was interested to read somewhere in your forum(can’t find it again) the opinion that OT’s were biased towards the insurer.

This this not the first time I have seen this opinion expressed and in my practice, I have been asked by legal offices to reassess injured workers and indeed found erroneous logic and poor clinical recommendations made.

The problem largely lays in the referral system and I would argue that referrals should be coming from the GP  (as with any other form of therapy) rather than the Case Manager. I am currently exploring how to test this system.

I see that this post is anonymous, but feel free to contact me.

Kind Regards [name and email suppressed – ask if you want to contact this person]











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