Workers' Compensation Program

What is the Workers' Compensation Program?

Not to be confused with the general concept of workers’ compensation, the Workers’ Compensation Program is a more defined initiative from the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) which provides bigger picture information and guidance for workers’ compensation packages across the country.

Specifically, the Workers’ Compensation Program looks at the aims, strategies, overall performance, and defined objectives of different workers’ compensation packages.

In a practical sense, the Workers’ Compensation Program is powered by the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA), which allows employees to receive compensation and benefits, assuming certain criteria are met when they are injured or experience illness due to their workplace occupation.

Why is the Workers’ Compensation Program important in healthcare?

In a healthcare context, the Workers’ Compensation Program assists individuals in submitting their claims, which gets the process started in the first place. From there, the Workers’ Compensation Program helps ensure that workers’ compensation recipients receive timely and appropriate medical care, assuming medical care is part of a workers’ compensation package.

The Workers’ Compensation Program also may follow up on the medical status of individuals following workplace accidents and injuries, ensuring that a treatment plan is getting results for the individual.

Finally, the Workers’ Compensation Program may assist individuals in finding appropriate referrals to get attention for their injuries and illnesses covered by workers’ compensation packages.