Centers of Occupational Health and Education (COHEs)

(COHEs - "Ko-hees")

Attending providers (APs) will want to know about L&I’s Centers of Occupational Health and Education (COHEs). Sponsored by health care organizations in your community, this health care model is supported by peer reviewed, published evidence, and has a great track record of improving care and outcomes for injured workers. Through physician training, the use of Health Services Coordinators, and a streamlined electronic communication system, they’ve been so effective in reducing disability that their community-based presence has expanded across all counties in Washington State. 

The Orthopedic and Neurosurgeon Quality Project

Pay for quality

The Orthopedic and Neurological Surgeon Quality Project is a pay-for-quality initiative to improve workers’ outcomes through more timely access to high quality surgical care. Surgeons participating in the project receive incentive pay for demonstrating efficient high quality patient care.