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Do ACC have to take hospital notes into account? If being IOA assessed do ACC use their notes only?

#1 User is offline   RegularlyDuped 

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 05:51 PM

Hi all. I was laid off a while ago due to my medical condition. I haven't had much contact with ACC for a number of years and their notes about my injuries are a bit sparse. I am going to an IOA and an IMA in the future. Do they base them on my hospital notes or what they have on file? There are close to a thousand pages in my hospital notes whereas my acc notes seem very lacking with regard to medical notes to say the least. My case manager has no tertiary or medical qualifications so I am a little dubious around her ability to grasp some of the technical issues with regard to my injuries.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Posted 20 April 2011 - 10:01 PM

By all means take along your hospital records.. and any additional specialist reports/GP notes etc.

Send a copy of all that information to ACC as well requesting that they send it to their assessor.

That way ACC now has a copy of all your relevant medical records and cannot say they do not have the info in future!

After all you would not want ACC's assessor to be disadvantaged by declaring that the leg you injured in your accident is not stopping you working 30+ hours per week and inadvertently missing reporting on your back injury would you?
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Posted 21 April 2011 - 06:14 PM

:wub: Hi everyone ...


Interesting seems same situation I'm in over 25 years ...


Suggest check out :

The Medicial Extent and Severity of Injury(ies) within the Hospital Records , check out the information sent to ACC on the appropiate ACC Forms and then check out what ACC have given you ACC Cover for ...


B) Sometimes simple little processes end up in massive complex costly confusion ...


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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:28 AM

:wub: Hi everyone ...



Have to fully agree ...



Comparing huge pile of Hospital notes against ACC notes their appears a huge difference.


ACC notes appear very lacking and sparse.


Also very interesting the paper work regarding the extent and severity sent to ACC ...


ACC working on the " cheaper alternative " ...


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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:36 AM

the hospital notes should accurately reflect the type, mechanism and extent of the initial injury based on the preliminary diagnosis from the Emergency Department,

this is in conjunction with the ambulance sheet, as the ambo's also list what they have seen / witnessed / treated..at a smash site..or whether so serious they had to ""scoop and run""

estimated blood loss is also extremely valuable, as this indicated oxygen deprivation at the injury site, which is also vital for ongoing healing....


Once the scans are done, and the actual injury and damage is identified this then becomes your actual medico legal diagnosis

scan, ultrasounds, x rays, blood tests, bone scans etc...all make up the MEDICO LEGAL DIAGNOSIS...



and listing each of the injuries is important for the long term outcome of the patients recovery...

my hospital notes are vital....as they explain exactly how i was in hospital, what my capabilities were, and what my long term outcome was supposed to be...

cheated the odds, and walked again!
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:45 AM

RegularlyDuped said:

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Hi all. I was laid off a while ago due to my medical condition. I haven't had much contact with ACC for a number of years and their notes about my injuries are a bit sparse. I am going to an IOA and an IMA in the future. Do they base them on my hospital notes or what they have on file? There are close to a thousand pages in my hospital notes whereas my acc notes seem very lacking with regard to medical notes to say the least. My case manager has no tertiary or medical qualifications so I am a little dubious around her ability to grasp some of the technical issues with regard to my injuries.

Thanks in advance for your help.


Beware doctor roger Reynolds of middlemore. This bent little hatchet man is paid around $1500 by ACC to unlawfully access your non claim medical records so as to dis entitle you!
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