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. 

Surgical Quality Care Program (SQC Program)

Continuous Improvement

The Surgical Quality Care Program is a quality initiative to improve workers’ outcomes through more timely access to high quality surgical care. Surgeons participating in this program receive incentive pay for demonstrating adoption of the surgical best practices.