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New Vocational Rehabilitation Services Coming soon - to assist you back to work/exit you from claim

#21 User is offline   Brionia 

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:49 PM

View PostBrionia, on 20 February 2012 - 09:29 PM, said:



This process (as per Phil Rileys grand plan to achieve financial gain for the Corporation) is specifically geared and highly incentivised towards removing you from claim. That is, the rehabilitation providers to ACC are paids bonuses of $1,145 upon you being exited (working 30+ hours/week)

Please ensure you download document #5, as per post 7 above, which spells this out clearly.

Note within this draft document the requirement of ACC that these Vocation Rehabilitation providers have direct contact with not only your GP, and specialists, but also your employer and in so doing invade your right to privacy.

Maybe someone might like to request the final form of the document to see if this still holds true.


I wouldn't might betting that the bonuses of $1,145 are very similar to those paid to ACC employees to remove claimanats (AKA acturial gain) judging by the illegal activity I've experienced by ACC case managers to achieve this objective.

Note that the bonuses of $1,145 are paid on the following basis:


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5.10. Where permanent sustainable full-time employment results as a direct and immediate result of the Work Readiness Service an incentive payment will be payable as long as full independence from ACC has been established. Sustainable employment is measured as 14 weeks continuous employment post commencement of the employment.

5.11. Job Brokerage Service and Job Search Service. The Job Brokerage Service is available as either a full Job Brokerage Service or a Job Search Service. The expected outcome from the Job Brokerage Service is sustainable full-time employment measured as 14 weeks continuous employment post commencement of employment. Where sustainable employment is achieved, an incentive payment will be payable.



Therefore bonuses are paid on there being 14 weeks of continous employment post commencement of the employment. But I don't think there is any stipulating that this continuous employment for 14 weeks is for 30+ hours per week. i.e., at a level of independence. So it will be interesting to know.

Clearly the way it is geared the ACC contractor is highly incentivised to force the person to work beyond their capability simply to reach 30 hours per week, even if that is not safe or healthy, purely so that the ACC contractor gets their bonus, at the expense and risk to the claimants health.

What I'd like to know is just 1 week of 30 hours considered sustainable by ACC? Would this qualify for the bonus? Or is 18 weeks at 30 hours considered sustainable?
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:21 PM

I say bring in witnessed 30 hour (for a few weeks) work trials, would end this debate of who can and can't work this long fairly???

but I guess you would need to wear a lie detector to show you are putting in full effort right <_<
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:48 PM

Howdy doo folks Posted Image could someone please confirm that any 'draft; copy of this guideline is officially used 'in practice' and upto date

Much Obliged
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:23 PM

Here's what you want -

http://www.acc.co.nz...e/wpc108003.pdf

http://www.acc.co.nz...q/wpc107990.pdf

http://www.acc.co.nz...s/wpc108001.xls

http://www.acc.co.nz...s/wpc108000.pdf

http://www.acc.co.nz...e/wpc107994.pdf

http://www.acc.co.nz...s/wpc107995.pdf

http://www.acc.co.nz...e/wpc108002.pdf
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:58 PM

Ta very muchly...makes for good reading Posted Image

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:26 AM

Wider Auckland Region

Advanced Personnel Management (all services)
Active Physio (all services)
VOCHEALTH NZ (All services)
Quality Rehab Services (all services except Job Placement)

Waikato & Bay of Plenty

Advanced Personnel Management (all services)
Active Physio (all services)
VOCHEALTH NZ (all services)
Quality Rehab Services (all services except Job Placement)

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay & Wairarapa

Advanced Personnel Management (all services)
VOCHEALTH NZ (all services)
Eastern Rehab (all services)

Taranaki, Whanganui & Manawatu

Advanced Personnel Management (all services)
VOCHEALTH NZ (all services)
Active Physio (all services)

Wider Wellington Region

Advanced Personnel Management (all services)
VOCHEALTH NZ (all services)
Habit (all services except Job Placement)
EPIC Employment Services (Job Placement only)

Nelson, Marlborough & West Coast

Advanced Personnel Management (all services)
Southern Rehab Institute (all services)
WorkRehab Ltd (all services)

Canterbury

Advanced Personnel Management (all services)
Southern Rehab Institute (all services)
WorkRehab Ltd (all services)
EPIC Employment Services (Job Placement only)

Otago & Southland

Advanced Personnel Management (all services)
Southern Rehab Institute (all services)
WorkRehab Ltd (all services)
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:34 AM

Advanced Personnel Management
http://www.apm.net.au/

Just some of the services they offer to assist ACC in exiting you:

http://www.apm.net.au/medico-legal-2/

APM delivers a range of specialised assessment services designed to provide expert opinion in relation to an individual's employability and function. APM is a well established and leading provider of Capacity to Earn and Medico-Legal Services within the Workers' Compensation, Life and Compulsory Third Party Insurance markets. APM has extensive experience in working closely with referring parties to develop products tailored to a range of purposes, policies and legislation such as Loss of Future Earnings, NSW Section 40 and Total and Permanent Disability.

At APM, we have a national team of professional staff from a wide range of allied health backgrounds. These professionals are trained to assess the impact of work related injury or illness on the individual's ability to work, recommend appropriate interventions, achieve workplace rehabilitation goals and incorporate relevant labour market issues to ensure cost effective and durable return to work outcomes.

Our Medico-Legal Assessments are comprehensive, objective, balanced and constructive. Assessments and Reports are conducted only by our most senior consultants to ensure credibility of the opinions expressed.
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:13 AM

And these are the dogs they plan to set loose on me.

Alpha Consultants

http://www.alphaconsultants.co.nz/


Organisational Profile
@lpha Consultants has been established to offer a needs driven Vocational Rehabilitation Service to claimants in the Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Coromandel, Northland, Central and surrounding areas.
Consultants who have the qualifications and skills to obtain successful outcomes provide these services.
These outcomes are achieved by working in a holistic environment that will motivate and inspire self-confidence in the claimants and achieve the desired outcomes for the client.

Organisational Range
AUCKLAND - NORTHLAND - BAY OF PLENTY - COROMANDEL - WAIKATO - CENTRAL
@lpha Consultants is able to deliver complete Vocational Rehabilitation Services including all aspects of the return to work process (including placement).
@lpha Consultants are approved to supply rehabilitation and placement services to the following:

ACC
ACC - Staff claims



General Public
Private Insurance Companies



WINZ
Employers
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 12:04 PM

New ACC vocational rehabilitation service goes live

01 March 2012

A new and comprehensive ACC vocational rehabilitation service went live today, bringing with it a clear focus on early rehabilitation for people to return to work following injury.

The service, developed in close association with the vocational rehabilitation sector, covers clients’ full spectrum of needs, from initial rehabilitation to getting a new job.

It offers four related service areas delivered by rehabilitation professionals: Standalone Workplace Assessment (which reviews the client’s workplace to identify how they did their job prior to their injury); Stay at Work service (which supports people to return to their job); Work Readiness service (which rehabilitates people ready for new types of employment); Job Placement (which helps people find new jobs).

A hallmark of the service is speed of delivery. A wealth of acknowledged international research shows the quicker people can return to the workforce, the better off they are medically, socially and financially following injury.

Accurate and fast assessment of their condition and needs is vital, and clients will be managed according to the complexity of their circumstances. Both the Stay at Work and Work Readiness services provide service packages that reflect and meet different levels of need.

Services will be provided by nine regional and national vocational rehabilitation suppliers, who will work closely with ACC. They will be responsible, through their staff and sub-contractors, for providing day-to-day services throughout the country. Their performance will be monitored, and they are required to meet key performance indicators designed to maintain the momentum and quality of service delivery.

The result is a vocational rehabilitation service on which clients, their GPs and employers, and ACC can rely on for fast, accurate and appropriate service.

This means that, over time, GPs should be able to minimise the duration for which they certify patients off work or fit for selected duties because they can be confident that their patients will get the service they need to return to work safely and quickly.

More information on ACC’s vocational rehabilitation services can be found at www.acc.co.nz/for-providers/contracts-and-performance/all-contracts/index.htm, under vocational rehabilitation.
Vocational rehabilitation services – at a glance

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 01:57 PM

Bump.

I think this is a very important topic. Thanks for the work Brionia.

While you may find a local ( does not fly all over to do only ima's, so not likely to tell lies ) doc that satisfies criteria to do an assessment, the reality is the ima approval from acc, is the critical feature. Sadly in addition to the stated criteria for docs to do an assessment, they also must be on an ACC approved ima doc list, criteria for which is not stated (likely never will be), but not hard to work out.

That means they still hold all the cards. In action what does this mean.

I assissted a claimant to get an ima from a doctor that used to be approved by acc to do so. The ima came back unable to work. Acc rejected the ima result on the grounds. while doc was on the ima list, he is not now.

Intrigued i asked the good doc why they were taken off the list. Answer, because acc rang up and asked doc to change opinions on multiple ima's. The doctor being of integrity and aware of the hypocratic oath, refused. They were taken off the ima approved list. This despite doc satisfying all criteria.

We can deduce regular ima docs, have no such scruples. So the $1,145 bonus for 30 hour fit claimants, Brionia has kindly dug up, cements acc's total control over the critical ima.

claimant went to acc ima approved doc, (he flies around in planes) will be able to work.
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