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MARP Assessment Service

When a person has an injury at work, we may refer them to our network of Medical and Return-to-Work Planning Assessment (MARP) service providers. This network is made up of providers who have long-term contracts with us. These contracts come up for bidding periodically.

New report templates available

On May 1, 2023, we updated our report templates and reference manual for this program to reflect abilities-focused language, including new discharge status categories.

Please use the updated templates available in the Resources section below. To learn more, read the bulletin on abilities-focused language.

Overview of services

We refer injured workers to our Medical And Return-to-Work Planning (MARP) Assessment program when we require diagnostic clarification of their  musculoskeletal injury. Workers may also be assessed when we require treatment and return-to-work recommendations.

Assessments are completed by physicians who have a diploma in sports medicine or a specialty in occupational medicine.

The MARP program includes the following four services:

  1. MARP assessment
    This service includes patient history, medical examination, and psychosocial screening.
  2. MARP subsequent visits
    This service may include review of test results or procedures following an initial assessment or re-assessment, and return-to-work updates.
  3. MARP re-assessment
    This service applies to workers who have been discharged from the program, but have not fully recovered and require another full assessment.
  4. Injections
    This service includes bursa, tendon sheath, periarticular, or joint injections. These can be administered by a MARP physician as part of any MARP services, if clinically indicated.

Becoming a provider

Our long-term MARP Assessment program contracts come up for bidding every few years. To become a provider, you need to apply when the bidding process begins.

We post notifications on Bid Opportunities when contracts are up for bidding. All the information you need, including how to submit your bid, will be available in the posted documents.

Through Bid Opportunities, you can also sign up for automatic notifications whenever one of these bids is posted.

Submitting reports and invoices

All the information you need to complete our required paperwork is available in the contract documents you sign with us.

MARP Assessment providers have access to our Provider Portal. This secure online portal lets you efficiently receive referrals, submit reports and invoices, and check the status of your payment.

Need more information?

We want to make sure you have all the information you need to work with us as a health care provider. If you have questions, please contact us for help. You can also download a copy of our contact information.

Question about: Please contact:
Your existing contract and payee information Procurement Services
Invoicing or billing Payment Services
Information about a claim Claims Call Centre
Understanding the terms of your contract and contracted clinical services Health Care Programs