The role of the TAC's Clinical Panel is changing to shift the focus of the panel from reviewing claims decisions to shaping the direction of our strategy to maximise client outcomes. The future role of the Panel will be focused on four key pillars of work:
- New Models: identifying rehabilitation models and effective interventions to achieve optimal outcomes.
- Early Intervention: identifying and evaluating early interventions to reduce the development of chronic pain and secondary mental health conditions.
- Education and Interaction: working in teams; supporting staff in proactive management; external provider visits including case conferencing; worksite visits; general support and education; and presenting at conferences, universities or peak bodies.
- Reviewing Outliers: reviewing outlier provider performance to manage health risks and quality safeguards.
More information about the changes will be available in the coming months.
Independent Medical Examiners
Independent Medical Examiners (IMEs) are health professionals approved by the TAC who conduct independent medical examinations. The outcomes of their findings are used in making claim related decisions.
IMEs play a critical role in ensuring the TAC provides the right treatments and benefits to people injured in a transport accident.
Independent Impairment Assessors
Independent Impairment Assessors (IIAs) are medical practitioners specially trained to conduct impairment assessments. These assessments are required for a person injured in a transport accident, who has made claim for impairment benefits, as a result of sustaining a permanent impairment.