Engaging with the WSIB/insurance systems 1

Session details

Date:

Time:

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Location:

Zoom videoconferencing

Didactic presentation by:

Aaron Thompson

Session objectives

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain what the WSIB is and how it functions  

  1. Describe the role of health-care providers in the workers’ compensation system 

  1. Effectively complete Form 8s for your patients 

Session resources

Didactic presentation: Engaging with the WSIB/insurance systems 1
In this presentation, Dr. Aaron Thompson explains what the WSIB is and how it functions, describes the role of health-care providers in the workers’ compensation system, and how to effectively complete Form 8s for your patients.
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About presenter

Dr. Aaron Thompson, an occupational medicine specialist, is the chief medical officer of the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). He is also an assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine with a cross-appointment to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and a former director of the Occupational Medicine Residency Training Program at the University of Toronto. His clinical practice is based at St. Michael’s Hospital, where he is a staff physician in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health.

Thompson conducts research in both clinical occupational medicine and disability management, with a focus on improving return-to-work (RTW) programs. He brings specialized expertise by providing a clinical perspective on the needs/gaps in existing communication and accommodation tools, and by providing input on how to optimize tools to facilitate effective and sustained work/RTW through effective accommodations that minimize and prevent disability.

Case presentations

Most of the learning in ECHO happens through presenting and discussing case presentations. If you have a case you would like to present, please submit a completed case presentation form to the ECHO OEM project coordinator.

Physicians presenting a case may bill OHIP for case conferences (billing codes K707 or K701).