Educate medical providers about effective occupational health practices and comprehensive pain management strategies. Reach medical providers through professional organizations such as the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM), as well as through other professional networking channels. Different mechanisms could be used for different topics, such as conference presentations on identifying injured workers who are at risk for chronic pain, or webinars such as the one presented for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies (CWCS) by Dr. Marianne Cloeren on ACOEM’s Documentation and Coding Initiative proposing changes to improve workers’ compensation patient encounters and care.
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