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Return to work program helps patients get back to work

Do you have a patient you want to assist with resuming work?

February 17, 2020
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Do you have a patient you want to assist with getting back to work? If their employer can’t supply modified duty options appropriate for their condition, a new Pinnacol program can help.

We have partnerships with nonprofits across Colorado that enable our policyholders’ injured employees to resume work. By being placed at a nonprofit organization, your patient could obtain the work accommodations they need, and the nonprofit receives much-needed support.

You know how critical successfully resume work is for long-term patient improvement. This alternative employment option increases the chances of a full recovery. The longer a patient is out of work, the less likely they are ever to go back. Only half of those who are out for six months resume work, and just a quarter of those out for a year will get back to work.

Pinnacol’s non-traditional Return to Work consulting program helps patients stay safely within their work restrictions. As part of the process, Pinnacol meets with management at nonprofits to discuss work accommodations and works with policyholders to structure a successful transition for injured workers.

As a provider, you play a critical role in getting your patients back to work by encouraging them to take advantage of modified duty opportunities. Would you like to learn more about this unique way to aid your patients? Contact Pinnacol's Return to Work consulting specialist Jackie Geib at or 303.361.4798 for assistance. 

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