Seeking general practitioners for work-related mental health trial
Are you a doctor who sees patients with depression, anxiety or stress that has arisen as a result of work? WorkCover WA have joined Monash University as a research partner in supporting the implementation of a new NHMRC-funded Partnership trial, Implementing work-related Mental health guidelines in general PRactiCE (IMPRovE). Monash…Read More »
Workplace Rehabilitation Providers Principles and Standards of Practice
Following the implementation of the Insurer and Self-insurer Principles and Standards of Practice on 1 July 2020, WorkCover WA seeks to provide a cohesive set of service expectations for workplace rehabilitation providers. Draft Workplace Rehabilitation Providers Principles and Standards of Practice have been developed in consultation with a Reference Group…Read More »
Safe Work Month – ‘Staying focused on workplace health and safety’.
While it’s important to acknowledge and reflect on the wide-reaching impacts of COVID-19 on Australian businesses, employers and workers, WorkSafe and WorkCover WA wish to remind the Western Australian community, that the health and safety of Western Australian workplaces remains a priority, even during these unique times. When treating an…Read More »
What do I charge for workers’ compensation treatment?
WorkCover WA publishes fees for medical and allied health treatments, and updates these in November each year. The fees are available at https://www.workcover.wa.gov.au/resources/rates-fees-payments/#Medfees If the medical service you provide to an injured worker is not covered by WorkCover WA’s fees, you should use the code in either the Australian Medical…Read More »
Invoicing workers’ compensation patients
WorkCover WA often receives enquiries from general practitioners, specialists and medical practice staff about how to invoice workers’ compensation patients. Generally, a worker will pay their medical invoice after a consultation or treatment, and be reimbursed by their employer’s insurance company if the claim has been accepted. However, you can…Read More »
New occupational cancer e-learning module
In some Australian workplaces, employees are exposed to a diverse range of carcinogens at higher concentrations and for longer periods of time than the general public. It has been estimated that 3.6 million Australians are exposed to at least one carcinogen at work and approximately 5000 cancers each year are…Read More »
WorkCover WA visits regional areas
WorkCover WA regularly visits regional areas to conduct compliance inspections and provide education to stakeholders, including general practitioners and practice managers. WorkCover WA welcomes the opportunity to meet with you on these regional visits to deliver information packs, discuss any issues you may be experiencing with regards to workers’ compensation,…Read More »
WorkCover WA Conference 2019
The highly anticipated WorkCover WA Conference will take place on 8 and 9 May 2019 at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth. This year’s Conference theme ‘Facing forward’ extends an injury management focus to broader themes relevant to workers’ compensation. The Conference program reflects the diverse nature of the scheme, with…Read More »
Resources for GPs
General practitioners play an important role in the workers’ compensation and injury management scheme by supporting an injured worker’s injury management, recovery and return to work.
Clinical Practice Guidelines
WorkCover WA is supporting a project to develop Clinical Practice Guidelines (the Guidelines) for diagnosing and managing work-related mental health conditions in general practice. The Guidelines are being developed by the Department of General Practice at Monash University using contemporary approaches and evidence. Once finalised, the Guidelines will be submitted…Read More »