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WORKERS' COMPENSATION

At Onyx Spine and Orthopedic Institute, we specialize in the care of injured workers.  We ensure communication between the employer, insurance carrier and worker throughout the course of treatment. Partnering with us can reduce medical costs and time lost from work with our method of care management.  We have a deep understanding of the complexities each injury may present, regardless of similar diagnosis.  Each injured worker treated undergoes a comprehensive evaluation with causation being addressed at the primary evaluation, and is updated throughout treatment as necessary.

 

At Onyx Spine and Orthopedic Institute, our treatment plans focus on helping the injured worker optimize their recovery to full duty and achieve maximum medical improvement (MMI) in a timely manner. Conservative treatment is encouraged until all treatment options have been exhausted. When surgery is inevitable, our orthopedic surgeons have the training and expertise to return the injured worker back to work at their optimal function in a timely, yet efficient, manner.

The physicians and the entire office staff at Onyx Spine and Orthopedic Institute take pride in our understanding of the Workers’ Compensation process. We are dedicated to prompt communication and healthcare delivery following state guidelines and procedures. Our staff will ensure all lines of communication between patient, employer and insurance are up to date on work status reports, medications, and referrals after each visit.

  • Prompt communication

  • Causation statements

  • Clearly defined treatment plans

  • Clearly defined work restrictions

  • Anticipated full duty and MMI dates

  • Clear, detailed, and timely office notes

  • Current and accurate work statuses

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Our physicians provide the following services:

  • Evaluation and Treatments

  • Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs)

  • Second Opinions

  • Record Reviews

  • Final Ratings

  • On-Site X-Rays in the St. Louis office

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If you are a case manager, adjuster or employer and wish to schedule a workers’ compensation patient for any of these services above, please call our office at (314) 266-2066.

ATTENTION: Nurse Case Managers and Adjusters!  Please note if you are in the St. Louis area and would like a place to work, we also provide an office to accommodate your needs. Contact our office or stop by during normal office hours

For additional questions please click here to email our Workers' Compensation team.

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