TDI/TCI For Qualified Healthcare Providers (QHP)
Qualified Healthcare Providers Defined by law
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants
- Psychologists and Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists
- Licensed Clinical Social Workers-(lCSW) and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers-(LICSW) are Qualified Healthcare Providers and can certify as to the inability of individuals to perform their regular or customary work, due to sickness.
Non-Monetary Eligibility Requirement to collect TDI/TCI
- Certification by a Qualified Healthcare Provider (QHP) that an individual is unable to work for at least 7 consecutive days.
About Fraud and Misrepresentation Prevention
TDI will be working closely with both the Dept. of Health and the Dept. of Labor and Training's Fraud Unit to prevent and detect any potential misuse of program funds. If you suspect and or would like to report fraud, please call 401-462-1522.
Rules of the Road from the RI Dept. of Health Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline
- The Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline worked with state auditors to investigate potential misuse of the TDI evaluation system. A pattern emerged, revealing how some patients have annually received certifications for TDI at times that coincide with traditional seasonal layoffs for certain occupations. Click here to read the brief.
TDI and Workers' Compensation (WC)
- TDI and WC cannot be received for the same weeks
- WC claim must be filed if the illness/injury occurred on the job
- If WC claim is contested, a TDI claim can be filed
- TDI is reimbursed if WC then pays for the weeks TDI has been paid
TDI and Unemployment Insurance (UI)
- TDI and UI cannot be received for the same weeks
- UI must be reimbursed if UI was paid for weeks TDI should have been paid.
- Provide patient medical reports when requested by TDI
- For TCI, applicants are responsible for obtaining required medical documentation and supporting documents requested by TDI from the care recipient's (seriously ill family member) QHP.
This includes obtaining the care recipient's signature on any QHP required release of information forms. TDI will not be requesting this information directly from the QHP. TDI will provide the claimant with the required form and the claimant will be bringing the form to your office to complete and mail or fax back to TDI to process.
All release of information forms will need to be obtained from the QHP's office directly from the patient.
Become an Impartial Medical Examiner for TDI
The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training is seeking Qualified Healthcare Providers to conduct impartial medical examinations and occupational evaluations of individuals receiving Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) benefits. The purpose of the exams is to determine fitness for duty. Interested Qualified Healthcare Providers must possess knowledge and expertise in occupational health fitness. Additional requirements include possession of a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Rhode Island.
Impartial medical examiners must be willing to examine patients, determine fitness for duty and submit reports in a timely manner. Billing for impartial medical examinations will be in accordance with the TDI fee schedule as established by the department. Current impartial medical examiners are required to reapply. Impartial medical examiners are needed in all locations throughout the state and in all medical specialties, but are especially needed in the fields of psychiatry, internal medicine, general surgery, podiatry, orthopedic and rheumatology.
To apply to be an impartial medical examiner, please fill out the following 3 forms:
Mail completed forms to Temporary Disability Insurance, PO Box, 20100, Cranston, RI 02920