WorkCover Queensland introduces new pain intervention guidelines

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New Guidelines for medical providers to use for pain intervention billing have been released by WorkCover Queensland.

These new guidelines have been developed by WorkCover with the help of relevant stakeholders.

“WorkCover Queensland monitors trends in the treatment and use of item codes through analysis of state-wide data. This helps us to ensure injured workers receive optimal quality care and their return to work outcomes are maximized, whilst maintaining a financially viable scheme that also balances costs for employers,” WorkCover stated in the guidelines.

“The pain intervention guidelines are to be used as a guide for billing for pain interventions. WorkCover staff will use these guidelines when approving requests for interventional procedures and associated invoices.”

The pain intervention guidelines can be downloaded here.

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