Through its launch of Health Assess™, Cira Medical Services becomes the
first national medical assessment organization to offer a comprehensive
and integrated clinical solution designed to assist clients and
claimants in the evaluation of medical issues.
TORONTO, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Cira Medical Services (Cira) is excited
to announce the launch of a new service offering, called Health Assess™, for its clients and claimants in the property & casualty industry.
Coinciding with the release of the 2014 Final Report of the Ontario
Automobile Insurance Dispute Resolution System Review, the timely
launch of Health Assess™ demonstrates Cira's continued commitment to
driving innovation within the industry to optimize file progression and
deliver enhancements to the claimant experience.
Health Assess™ is a unique service that delivers a consultative clinical
review at the initial stages of a file, enabling adjusters and case
managers to gain faster access to more accurately identify the relevant
medical issues impacting a claimant, thus creating an evidence-based
approach to file progression and rehabilitation decisions. Empowering
adjusters and case managers with the timely clinical information early
in the process improves the claimant's experience because it enables
these individuals to get the right level and type of support to return
to function. In addition, the service offers the option of consultation
on appropriate treatment recommendations through Clinical Directors at
the onset of the file. These Clinical Directors are trained to
understand clinical issues within the context of patient care to ensure
that they are providing the right support at the right time for the
"The launch of Health Assess™ is aligned with Cira's existing clinical
rigour, policies, and procedures which have been recently validated and
benchmarked internationally by the Commission on Accreditation of
Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)," said Karen Seward, President, Cira
Medical Services. "Initial feedback from clients has validated that
Health Assess™ offers opportunity to gain clinical insights that assist
with helping the claimant understand and manage their health issues."
In the assessment phase of the service there is a dependency on quality.
"Each assessor that is part of the Cira network has undergone a
thorough credentialing and quality control process to ensure that all
reports are fair, objective and evidence-based while maintaining a
focus on the unique issues that surround each claimants case," said Dr.
Avi Orner, Medical Director, Cira Medical Services.
Overall, the delivery of new products like Health Assess™ offers clients
the opportunity to optimize recovery and quality of life of the insured
which is consistent with Cira's commitment to helping Canadians live
About Cira Medical Services (Cira)
Cira Medical Services is a leading national provider of medical
assessments and health services for the employer, insurance, and
medical legal communities across Canada. With a quality controlled
multidisciplinary network of medical professionals and highly
qualified, on-staff industry experts, Cira pursues a results-oriented
business model designed to meet the needs of each client. Cira is
committed to helping Canadians live healthier lives and does so through
unique service offerings such as Health Reach™ and Health Assess™. In December 2013, the Commission on Accreditation of
Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International awarded Cira its highest
level of recognition with a Three-Year Accreditation for the
Independent Evaluation Services program.
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SOURCE: Cira Medical Services
For further information:
Cira Medical Services
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Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z8
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