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Recuperating at home instead of hospital

Friday, 16 March 2012, 10:41 am | Access Support Services

INFORMATION RELEASE 16 March 2012 Recuperating at home instead of hospital Over 750 people from Christchurch and surrounding districts have been able to recuperate in their own home rather than in hospital, thanks to the CREST (Community Rehabilitation, ... More >>

ACC’s Great Leap Backwards

Wednesday, 7 October 2009, 11:06 am | Access Support Services

It has been reported today that ACC intends engaging private firms to carry out case management of long-term claimants receiving weekly compensation. This appears to be part of ACC’s new ‘tough love’ policy that Access Support Services first ... More >>

ACC Adopts “Tough Love”Strategy

Wednesday, 2 September 2009, 9:53 am | Access Support Services

Access Support Services has come into possession of an internal document from ACC’s Corporate Head Office. It sets out ACC’s plan to embark on a strategy to reduce its liability by targeting long term claimants receiving $600 or more a week in earnings ... More >>

ACC’s cynical approach to reduce liability

Thursday, 21 May 2009, 9:56 am | Access Support Services

Over the last year Access Support Services has been inundated with claimants wishing to review decisions made by ACC’s Elective Surgery Unit. Most of these decisions involve declines to fund shoulder surgery. Access Support Services have successfully ... More >>

The Problem with ACC

Thursday, 5 March 2009, 10:04 am | Access Support Services

Talk about ACC and peoples eyes glaze over. But the problems with the ACC scheme have been around for a while. Access Support Services, a privately-run advocacy organisation, has issued numerous press releases about these problems and brought these to the ... More >>

The ACC Scheme - You Get What You Pay For

Thursday, 18 December 2008, 9:31 am | Access Support Services

Dr Smith, ACC Minister, has revealed a shortfall in funding, signalled levy increases, cost cutting measures and looking at opening ACC up to competition. More >>

ACC Changes Opens Door For Exited Claimants

Friday, 27 June 2008, 10:32 am | Access Support Services

The Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Bill (No 2) is set to come into effect on 1 August 2008. One of the significant changes to the current legislation is that ACC must take into account a claimant’s pre-injury earnings ... More >>

ACC’s Awareness Campaign Positive

Thursday, 12 April 2007, 3:12 pm | Access Support Services

While Access Support Services agrees ACC’s “Covered” advertisement was technically misleading, we do not feel it should overshadow the positive steps ACC has taken in recent months to inform claimants and levy payers. More >>

ACC Fact Sheets - A big improvement

Wednesday, 22 November 2006, 12:58 am | Access Support Services

Access Support Services congratulates ACC for the improvement in the information it provides to claimants. We think credit for this goes to ACC's new CEO, Dr Jan White, who to over in 2005. More >>

ACC tells GPs how to do their job

Tuesday, 15 August 2006, 10:45 am | Access Support Services

ACC is pressuring GP’s to return injuried workers back to work earlier in the "Return to Work Guide" it sent out to GPs this week. More >>

ACC claimants kept in the dark

Sunday, 30 July 2006, 2:47 pm | Access Support Services

Access Support Services find the majority of ACC claimants we see do not understand the legislation surrounding the individual rehabilitation plan (I.R.P.) used by ACC when planning their rehabilitation. It would appear ACC’s employees have the same ... More >>