Medical Advisory Panel review

As part of our ongoing commitment to improve our services, we’re undertaking a review of our Medical Advisory Panel (MAP). Part of the review includes our desire to align the expectations for the MAP with our corporate strategies and values. As such, we will be expanding the MAP to include a broader range of services which has resulted in a name change from the Medical Advisory Panel (MAP), to the Medical and Allied Health panel (MAHP).

Key changes to the MAHP include splitting the Psychiatry specialty area into PTSD and non-PTSD, separating all sub-specialties for the Orthopaedic area, and inviting new offers for Pain Physicians, Rehabilitation Physicians, ENT, Oral and Maxillofacial specialists, and Physiotherapists (potentially a Tier 3 or other qualification to be confirmed in the tender documents) to join the panel.

The MAHP is a team of practitioners who work alongside WorkCover Queensland to provide valuable assistance with our rehabilitation and return to work goals through providing professional comment in the following areas:

The current MAP arrangement expires at the end of February 2020. To ensure WorkCover has the best possible coverage across a broader range of services, we will advertise for new MAHP members through an open tender which will start in mid-September.

We will provide a simple, streamlined process and to ensure the review of offers is fair and reasonable. To ensure panel decisions are based on a strong understanding of market factors, four external advisors (EA) have been appointed to assist WorkCover with the evaluation process. The EAs have been selected from various medical and allied health areas (Psychiatry, Physiotherapy, Orthopaedic and Occupational Physician).

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