Gain Valuable Insights Into Clinical Treatment to Facilitate Recovery
Case Managers gain a deeper understanding of the claimant's clinical treatment needs, tailor interventions, monitor progress, and facilitate coordinated care that improves overall outcomes.
"Consistent assessment of our patients' mental and behavioral health with the BRE program helps correlate their total well-being into treatment plans and reduce dependency on medications such as opioids."
Mark C. Hines, M.D.
Pain Management Physician
Comprehensive Understanding of How Mental & Behavioral Health is Affecting Outcomes
BRE offers a comprehensive understanding of the claimant's mental health status, including any pre-existing conditions, psychological factors, and potential barriers to recovery. This information helps case managers gain a deeper insight into the claimant's overall well-being and enables them to develop more targeted and effective treatment plans.
A claimant with a work-related physical injury may also be experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety. Recognizing and addressing these co-occurring conditions is crucial for providing holistic care and achieving optimal outcomes.
How BRE Helps Case Managers
Consistent Progress Monitoring
Behavioral health assessments provide a baseline for monitoring the claimant's progress throughout the treatment process. By regularly reassessing the claimant's mental health status, case managers can track improvements, identify area that require additional support, and make adjustments to the treatment plan as necessary.
Identify Barriers to Treatment
BRE can uncover potential barriers to effective treatment and recovery. BRE assessments can reveal issues such as poor medication adherence, lack of engagement in therapy, or challenges accessing mental health services. By identifying these barriers, case managers can work with the claimant and healthcare providers to address them and ensure the most effective treatment is being provided.
Collaborative Care Coordination
BRE facilitates collaboration and coordination among the various healthcare providers involved in the claimant's treatment. Case managers can use the insights from the assessments to foster communication and ensure that all providers are aware of the claimant's mental health needs. This collaborative approach enhances the integration of mental health treatment into the overall care plan, facilitating recovery.
Reducing Opioids Impact on Claims
The impact of opioids on workers' compensation claims can be significant, and BRE behavioral health assessments can play a crucial role in addressing this issue. The Behavioral Response Evaluation program can give adjusters, case managers, and attorneys early indications of potential problems and can help reduce the cost and length of the claim in several ways.