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Genex Rehabilitation Services provides vocational rehabilitation services to injured workers in Minnesota. These services are provided or coordinated by registered Qualified Rehabilitation Consultants (QRC) and are neutral parties in the rehabilitation process.

Under Minnesota Statute 176.102, vocational rehabilitation is provided to injured workers who meet certain criteria. Vocational rehabilitation services are designed to:

  • restore the injured worker to a job related to his or her former employment
  • return the injured worker to a job in another work area that produces an economic status as close as possible to what he or she would have enjoyed without a disability

When the employee is eligible for vocational rehabilitation services, a rehabilitation plan will be written, agreed to, signed by all parties, and filed with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.

The QRC will provide the services necessary to complete the plan, which may include the following.

  • Medical management
  • Return-to-work assistance
  • Vocational Evaluation
  • Vocational counseling
  • Job analysis
  • Job modification
  • Job development
  • Job placement
  • Labor-market survey (LMS)
  • Vocational testing
  • On-the-job training
  • Job-seeking skills training
  • Work adjustment
  • Transferable skills analysis (TSA)
  • Retraining assessment
  • Retraining planning

Genex Rehabilitation Services also provides:

  • Medical and vocational task assignments
  • Medical case management
  • Disability case management
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Job analysis
  • Medical and vocational case management for long-term disability
  • TSA/LMS for long-term disability

Genex Rehabilitation Services does not provide:

  • Claims adjustment – This includes the following activities:    
    • Review of clinical guidelines;
    • Addressing medication usage, safety or reconciliation;
    • Recording cost savings
    • Discussing maximum medical improvement
  • Claims investigation
  • Determining liability or setting reserves for a claim
  • Authorizing or denying provision of future medical or rehabilitation services
  • Recommending, authorizing, or denying payment of medical or rehabilitation bills
  • Making recommendations about the determination of workers' compensation monetary benefits
  • Arranging for medical examinations not recommended by the treating doctor
  • Arranging for or participating in surveillance or investigative services
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