Case management is a way of co-ordinating everyone involved in the case – the worker, the employer, and health care providers. Case management is usually for long term cases, those where the injured worker is off work for six weeks or more.
Each time an injured worker has an appointment with you or with a specialist, WorkSafeNB Form 10 - Physician's Progress Report (or a Form 10c - Chiropractor's Progress Report) must be completed and remitted to WorkSafeNB. WorkSafeNB worked closely with the New Brunswick Medical Society to develop these forms.
The information provided on Form 10/10c will be used by WorkSafeNB adjudicators and/or case managers to determine when the injured worker is considered medically fit to return to work.
A WorkSafeNB case management team includes a WorkSafeNB medical advisor, who is responsible for providing the case manager with medical analyses of claims including clinical objectives, estimated recovery and disability periods, probable and possible outcomes of the treatment plan, and the impact of the current condition and residual impairment on fitness for work.
The medical advisor also: