As your Managed Care Organization, Occupational Health Link’s mission is to provide workers’ compensation and occupational health solutions through ethical medical systems and state-of-the art information systems built on a philosophy that “Work is Part of Healing.” We are a medium size MCO, serving approximately 9,000 employers. We are dedicated to individualized assistance and one-on-one contact. Our commitment to quality includes a pledge to provide local/regional medical management for the injured worker – we’re close by when you need us!

 

WHO IS – OHIO EMPLOYEE HEALTH PARTNERSHIP

We are owned and directed by some of Ohio’s leading Occupational Health Providers including hospitals, physicians, medical surveillance specialists and a research organization. “Provider owned,” means we are not a Third Party Administrator (TPA) or Insurance Company. We are the people who take care of you when you are injured.

 

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU?

Occupational Health Link has a strong ethical base that protects the “rights of the worker” and guarantees the worker fair, honest, medical care:

1. Your physician is there to offer you appropriate treatment.
2. We are there to expedite the approval of appropriate care.
3. Your case is reviewed by another physician before medical care is denied.
4. There are no financial incentives to us or your physician to deny or delay care.

 

COMPANY VISION

“Forge a partnership between employers, their injured workers, and their treating physicians to make ‘work’ part of the healing process for workplace injuries.”

Occupational Health Link attributes our successes to our unique structure of regional case management and focusing on the safe return to work of the injured worker from the date of injury. The Partnership places strong emphasis on prompt and appropriate return-to-work as a primary means of cost savings to employers.

In many cases, employers already have an effective, existing relationship with an occupational healthcare provider. Occupational Health Link enables the employer to keep and strengthen that relationship without wasting time and money by having to go through an insurance company intermediary on every question and decision.

Employers need more than an MCO. Through our RCMCs, employers may take advantage of screening services, ergonomic and hazard assessment, drug and alcohol testing, OSHA surveillance and other requested programs.

Physicians decide appropriate care. Many MCOs manage care by allowing a case manager, who has never seen the patient, to override decisions made by the better trained, and more experienced treating physician. The Partnership believes none of us want this sort of decision used for our employees or ourselves. As a result, The Partnership will only deny care if the patient has been issued a second opinion by a qualified physician who believes the proposed care is incorrect or potentially harmful to the patient.

Physicians and nurses are not paid to deny care. Our MCO does not pay physicians and nurses to deny care to patients. Occupational Health Link believes this sets up a conflict of interest that does not benefit anyone except the MCO. We oppose incentives of this sort and do not use them.

Occupational Health Link has a strong ethical base. Occupational Health Link has a strong code of ethics, which protects the rights of employees and guarantees them fair and honest medical care.

Occupational Health Link attributes our successes to our unique structure of regional case management and focusing on the safe return to work of the injured worker from the date of injury. The Partnership places strong emphasis on prompt and appropriate return-to-work as a primary means of cost savings to employers.

Employers need more than an MCO. Through our RCMCs, employers may take advantage of screening services, ergonomic and hazard assessment, drug and alcohol testing, OSHA surveillance and other requested programs.Occupational Health Link enables the employer to keep and strengthen that relationship without wasting time and money by having to go through an insurance company intermediary on every question and decision.

Physicians decide appropriate care. Many MCOs manage care by allowing a case manager, who has never seen the patient, to override decisions made by the better trained, and more experienced treating physician. The Partnership believes none of us want this sort of decision used for our employees or ourselves. As a result, The Partnership will only deny care if the patient has been issued a second opinion by a qualified physician who believes the proposed care is incorrect or potentially harmful to the patient.

Physicians and nurses are not paid to deny care. Our MCO does not pay physicians and nurses to deny care to patients. The Partnership believes this sets up a conflict of interest that does not benefit anyone except the MCO. We oppose incentives of this sort and do not use them.

Occupational Health Link  has a strong ethical base. Occupational Health Link has a strong code of ethics, which protects the rights of employees and guarantees them edical care.