Workers’ Compensation System Under Attack

Do treatment guidelines threaten the patient-physician relationship?

Mary Ann Porucznik

“What happens when workers’ compensation guidelines become law?” asked Ian Crabb, MD, during the 2013 AAOS Fall Meeting of the Board of Councilors (BOC)/Board of Specialty Societies. Dr. Crabb, a BOC representative from Nebraska, was specifically addressing treatment and “return-to-work” guidelines for state workers’ compensation systems.

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