Rocky Hill, CT – The Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission recently announced that in October, the RETAIN-CT project was launched as a pilot in the Greater Hartford region.
RETAIN is an early return-to-work initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Labor to prevent long-term disability.
Modeled after Washington state’s Centers of Occupational Health and Education (COHE) program, RETAIN-CT is a federally-funded quality improvement project currently being conducted in the Hartford region of Connecticut. The goal of the project is to improve return-to-work outcomes for workers in Connecticut with musculoskeletal (MSK) pain and injuries.
In Connecticut, the RETAIN-CT study is being piloted with Workers’ Compensation claimants of The Hartford Insurance Group with musculoskeletal conditions, and the work involves elements of provider training with special billing codes to reimburse for proactive return-to-work communication, early return-to-work coordination, and use of employment specialists from local workforce development boards.
Major partners on the pilot project include the CT Department of Labor, UConn Health, The Hartford Insurance Group, and Capital Workforce Partners.
To learn more about the RETAIN-CT study, or to register as a RETAIN-CT provider, visit www.retainct.com.
Source: CT WCSS