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Consultation on Review costs and expenses DOL consultation by 18 April 2008

#1 User is offline   concerned 

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:24 AM

The Department of Labour is taking feeback on Proposed Changes to the Scale of Payments made under the ACC Review Costs and Appeals Regulations. The closing date for submissions is 18 April 2008.
http://www.dol.govt.nz/consultation/acc-re...ew-costs_01.asp
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:37 AM

Thanks for putting this online.

Makes for good reading.

I notice in their figures of Reviews, they have none for 'interest', but I have lots of Appeal cases for that period.

I wonder if they are the 'other' cases they refer too.

I am surprised only 17 people have looked at this article. yet it is in all our interests to keep abreast with what is going on. No point in moaning about it after it is done.

I will see if I can get something in by the 18th next month, but am really busy with Reviews at the moment.

Cheers
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 04:40 PM

the figures look interesting in the document.

I notice that over 100,000 claims were denied but only 1091 reviewed the decision. is this correct or is this just that the case manager needed KPI's. that is just 1% of the denial reviewed the decision.

It must be remembered that it is usually a Doctor that puts in an application to have the costs of the injury covered by ACC. It is a case malinger that rejects the claim after paying the Doctor for treatment.

Notice that the real cost is taken into account. Mileage is at 28 cents a km just because rehabilitation is supplied at that cost.

the mileage costs should reflect the cost that ACC pays its contractor's. It also should be corrected when there is an increase in the cost of traveling just like the contractors get paid.

the cost of reports completed by specialist can be got through the privacy Act when the case malinger has failed to tell the assessor all of the facts that has been presented to the case malinger that previous dealt with the large file..
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 04:35 PM

Interesting how much Specialist reports are considered worth. It gives us an inducation just how much ACC assessors get paid for doing their Inpendent reports on claimants. Maybe times it by 4!
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#5 User is offline   Warren Forster 

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 11:04 AM

Good Morning Comrades :blink:

I would be interested to know if anyone else put in submissions to this review, I know of three who have.

If anyone is interesting in sharing information about this, please email me: [email protected]

Cheers

Warren
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