AXA PPP healthcare is introducing a new pathway for giving members of corporate healthcare schemes fast access to the right treatment for musculoskeletal conditions.
The AXA PPP healthcare Musculoskeletal Health Pathway includes the opportunity for self-referral without the need to visit a GP; an in-house team of clinical experts to provide advice and case management at all stages of need and preferred partner arrangements for physiotherapy delivery.
Musculoskeletal problems are the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK, accounting for over a quarter of all days lost (or 35 million days), according to the ONS' Labour Force Survey.
Their treatment accounts for around 35% of PMI claims costs.
By using this new approach, AXA PPP is confident it can cut the cost of this expenditure by avoiding unnecessary or inappropriate referrals or interventions.
AXA PPP lead physiotherapist Jan Vickery, said: ‘By agreeing robust, evidence-based treatment plans, the focus is firmly on getting the right clinical outcome. The Musculoskeletal Health Pathway is another demonstration of our commitment to delivering sustainable cover to the corporate healthcare market and to helping clients get more from their healthcare investment.'
The Musculoskeletal Health Pathway will be available to members of large corporate healthcare schemes from 1 January 2014.
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