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RSI - April 10, 2017 5:43:19 PM   
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I'm currently running a small department in an isolated community. The hospital reaches a population of around 1800 people.
The workcover insurance agency has had a history of control and influence I've not come across on the mainland in Oz before. Unfortunately it is a toxic influence. Once the diagnosis of "RSI"is given as a provisional one in the process of referring to me for treatment, the insurance agent goes into a set pattern of obstruction and refusal that probably stems from periods before my tenure.
I don't use the descriptor "RSI", as it is an old and outdated name for a concept now better understood to be spinal in nature , rather than an upper limb problem,and eminently reversible.
My task is to educate the doctors here to avoid that term, so as not to trigger the negative responses by insurance agency and smooth the path to a quick recovery and return to work.
Any one else come across similar issues with "RSI" remaining in the nomenclature ?
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RE: RSI - April 14, 2018 9:06:30 PM   
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I haven't heard of those terms before. But all you have to do is once you receive an RX with the wrong diagnosis on it, then fax your company's RX to the Dr. with the correct diagnosis on it. Then call the doctor's office and explain the situation. If it happens again then try to go to the MD office and educate the staff in person. And lastly, if it happens again then you'll have to try to make an appointment to speak to the doctor directly about it.

< Message edited by CardioFlex Therapy -- April 14, 2018 9:07:45 PM >


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RE: RSI - April 15, 2018 5:26:02 PM   
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FYI Cardioflex ,RSI or repetitive strain injury, was a common term describing referred chronic upper limb pain, dating back to the 80's, which has now largely been abandoned in favour of other terms.
The inference was that the pain, tingling and numbness, apparent weakness to the upper limbs etc was the product of deterioration caused by repetitive movements, which is false.

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RE: RSI - April 17, 2018 11:12:27 PM   
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That is bizarre that RSI was a real diagnosis. But then again we have all kinds of diagnoses out there like RSD that have changed names as well. Maybe while you're educating the Drs. out there you can actually get to know them better, hence increasing your referral base, too.

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