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WCC Releases New Psychological Pain Assessment & Treatment Protocols

Newly developed psychological pain assessment and treatment protocols went into effect February 15, 2016. They provide guidance to medical professionals with psychological assessment tools and treatment options for injured workers who fail to improve as expected, present with or maintain atypical levels of pain for the injury type, or demonstrate signs of treatment noncompliance.   The Trust welcomes these protocols and has scheduled an Educational Program to be held at the Trust’s Training Center on May 19th with a select group of network providers to review the purpose and practical application of these protocols.

The Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Commission and several nationally recognized speakers on pain management and psychological counseling will be headlining this program.