Workers Compensation

The orthopaedic doctors at the Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey have been providing care for occupational injuries since the inception of the practice over 20 years ago. Due to the collective expertise of our doctors, they receive repeat referrals from Workers’ Compensation adjusters and case managers and have also been designated by area employers as the dedicated orthopaedic providers for their injured workers.

Our physicians specialize in treating work-related injuries and understand the additional needs that are involved with these referrals. They are experienced in providing detailed documentation that will assist the adjuster/case manager assigned to the claim.

Our physicians have extensive experience working and communicating with adjusters and case managers to coordinate the care for workers that have been injured on the job. This teamwork approach helps to avoid delays in treatment and focuses on the ultimate goal of returning the patient to their pre-injury status.

Our office sends out Workers’ Comp Quick Notes and RXs to the adjuster/case manager the same day as the exam, which will include the diagnosis, return-to-work status and re-evaluate date/time (when applicable).

The physician’s full dictated notes are sent out expeditiously, usually the day after the evaluation.

Our practice has five offices in Monmouth and Ocean County that are conveniently located for referrals from a wide range of geographical areas, including neighboring counties.

We offer same day appointments for emergent referrals.

Our offices have on-site X-ray and ultrasound equipment which provide our physicians with immediate results that can assist in determining appropriate treatment recommendations and return-to-work releases.

Our on-site MRI and physical therapy facilities can provide expedited scheduling for workers’ comp patients.

Our practice has Staff members that will help adjusters/case managers with workers’ comp referrals, including a workers’ comp liaison for each of our offices, dedicated WC schedulers, and a certified nurse case manager who can assist with complex cases.

Questions?

If you are a Case Manager or Adjuster and need an office note or would like to provide us with your contact information for a claim that has been assigned to you, please contact:

Wall
Contact – Jarrod Clack
Ph: (732) 974-0404 x 1120
Fx: (732) 612-1406
Email: jclack@oiortho.com

Freehold
Contact – Denise Hamilton
Ph: (732) 863-4790 x 1417
Fx: (732) 863-5342
Email: dhamilton@oiortho.com

Toms River
Contact: Heather Pinkiewicz
Ph: (732) 240-6060 x 1222
Fx: (732) 612-1452
Email: hpinkiewicz@oiortho.com

Red Bank
Contact: Heather Pinkiewicz
Ph: (732) 240-6060 x 1222
Fx: (732) 612-1452
Email: hpinkiewicz@oiortho.com

Manahawkin
Contact: Heather Pinkiewicz
Ph: (732) 240-6060 x 1222
Fx: (732) 612-1452
Email: hpinkiewicz@oiortho.com

If you need to discuss specific issues about your patient that are relevant to their Workers’ Compensation case or if you have feedback regarding our practice, please contact our Workers’ Compensation Case Manager, Jill Praizner, RN, CCM at (732) 240-6060 x 1223 or jpraizner@oiortho.com.

Appointments

If you are a Case Manager or Adjuster and need to schedule an appointment for your patient, please contact a member of our Workers’ Compensation scheduling team:

Karen Pasqua
Ph: (732) 240-6060 x 1210
kpasqua@oiortho.com
Phyllis Fisher
Ph: (732) 974-0404 x 1110
pfisher@oiortho.com

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