On Sept. 13, over 400 HR and business professionals across Alberta spent their lunch hour learning why, when and how to use medical assessments to manage indefinite work absences — and avoid unnecessary treatments that can adversely ‘medicalize’ employees. Dr. Roger Hodkinson, CEO and Medical Director of Western Medical Assessments, provided a very insightful overview of practical information every HR professional needs to know about disability management.
Topics covered included:
Costs of absenteeism and prolonged disability
Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs)
Functional Capacity Examinations (FCEs)
Medical File / Document Reviews
Four critical concepts in medical assessment reports