What are early intervention services?
Early intervention services are intended to help an industrially injured or ill worker return to work, or continue to work, for the employer of injury or the current employer. These services include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) Discussing early return to work options with the employer, worker, and attending physician;
(2) Identifying return to work goals and barriers that may interfere with or prevent the industrially injured or ill worker from returning or continuing to work;
(3) Assisting employers with offers of employment;
(4) Planning and working with the referral source on necessary job modifications and prejob accommodations;
(5) Performing job analyses; and
(6) Assessing the industrially injured or ill worker's need for preferred worker status and educating the worker on the preferred worker benefit, if appropriate.