An allied health recovery request (AHRR) aims to:
- Assist case managers in determining what is reasonably necessary treatment
- Assist your patient to develop a clear plan to recover at work and return to work.
- Simplify processes by increasing consistency across allied health practitioner groups.
SIRA approved allied health professionals
If you're a SIRA approved allied health practitioner, refer to Section 4 of the SIRA Workers Compensation Guideline for Approval of Treating Allied Health Practitioners for further details regarding when you should complete an AHRR.
All other allied health practitioners that aren’t SIRA approved should complete the AHRR after completing the first treatment with your patient.
What you’ll need to include in the form
In completing the form, you’ll need to provide an assessment of your patient's capacity. This includes assessing your patient's participation at work, home and the community.
You’ll also need to provide:
- A clinical assessment including:
- A diagnosis
- Current signs and symptoms
- Any pre-existing factors that are directly relevant to the injury
- Details of any other providers treating your patient
- Capacity: activity and participation levels of your patient; focussing on strengths rather than limitations
- Recovery plan and goals including:
- Client steps and goals
- Client action plan and goals
- Service provider’s action plan
- Services requested, including type, frequency and time frame for delivery. For example, any aids, equipment or a case conference.
- Reason for any services requested
- Anticipated date of discharge
- Details of the service provider
You should complete the AHRR when providing a treatment consultation with your patient, or over consecutive treatment sessions.