Your role in the return-to-work process

As a physician, your recommendations about the therapeutic value of work are a vital part of rehabilitation. That’s why it’s important to partner with your patients’ employers to get their injured workers back on the job as soon as possible. Back2Work®, Summit’s return-to-work program, is designed to help you do just that.

The program was created to encourage treating physicians and employers to work together to set up transitional duty for employees as they recover. You decide when the patient can safely return to work in a transitional capacity. Focusing on what the injured worker can do, rather than what he can’t do in your work status reports can help the employer find appropriate modified or alternate work that fits the patient’s current physical capabilities.

Click here for details on the physician's role in the return-to work process. View a short presentation on workers' comp for physicians in the Heritage Summit HealthCare Provider Network. You can also review issues of The Heritage News for more information on the return to work process.

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