For workers' compensation case managers, claims managers or life care planners who are seeking options for their injured client, Shepherd Center's admissions process includes either a routine evaluation or a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation of a client.
In a new podcast with Shepherd Radio, Director of Workers' Compensation Heddi Silon discusses the admissions process for patients covered under worker’s compensation.
Download the podcast as an audio file above, or access it at shepherd.org/radio.
As Director of Workers' Compensation, she helps staff to understand workers’ compensation and how best to facilitate relationships with the workers’ compensation community. Prior to this role, she was the director of admissions at Shepherd Center.
The podcast discusses options for patients who need a “tune up,” those who never participated in rehabilitation, or injured workers who have previously participated in rehabilitation and are more than six months post-injury.
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Ga., is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury or brain injury. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation and is a 152-bed facility. Last year Shepherd Center had 965 admissions to its inpatient programs and 571 to its day patient programs. In addition, Shepherd Center sees more than 6,600 people annually on an outpatient basis. For more information, visit Shepherd Center online at www.shepherd.org