© 2019 by Bock Consulting, Inc.

Bock Consulting is a curator of specialized knowledge harnessed and creatively directed towards carrying out specific plans of action to secure sound industrial claim resolution.  Time has been the measure of our success and the trust we have gained in the industry.

Bock Consulting provides a comprehensive package of services developed to address the needs of individuals and entities confronting issues related to industrial injuries.

With over 100 years of combined experience, we are second to none when it comes to understanding the vocational and medical case management intricacies of the Washington State Workers' Compensation System.

We bring claims to resolution and pride ourselves on being responsive to all the participants' needs during the process.

 
Bock Consulting provides vocational rehabilitation consulting services tailored to the intricacies of Washington State Workers' Compensation claims and vocational issues pertaining to RCW 51.32.095, RCW 51.32.099 and WAC 296-19A.
Case Management
Preparation of Job Analyses (examples below)
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Employability Assessments
Wage Damages Calculations
ADA Compliance Assessments and Consulting
Vocational Counseling
Board Certified Expert Testimony
Ergonomic Evaluations
Aptitude, Interest, IQ, and Personality Testing
Disability Management
Workers' Compensation Cost Analyses
Mentoring 
Return-To-Work and Injury Reduction Programs.
Vocational / Medical Management Seminars and Work Shops
In-Field Case Managment
Attend appointments with claimants to better understand recommendations and clarify questions in real-time.
Authorization Help
Assist patients with prescription and other authorization issues, allowing Claim Managers to focus on managing claims.
Referral Resource

Assist with identification of specialists for consultations and second opinion evaluations.

Telephonic Case Management
Maintain contact with workers to monitor progress and coordinate appointments.
Expedite Scheduling 

Schedule appointments as quickly as possible to minimize time between appointments.

Medical Resources
Answer treatment questions and clarify recommendations made by attending providers.
 

As Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Bock Consulting is asked by self-insured employers to work with employees who have been injured on the job, and provide them with vocational rehabilitation-related services. These services can include employability assessments, job analyses, earning capacity evaluations, vocational rehabilitation retraining plan development and monitoring of a worker's progress through a vocational rehabilitation retraining plan.


In our role as Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, employers, insurance administrators, or other third parties pay for our services. We are responsible to the employers/insurance administrators/third parties to provide unbiased assessments and recommendations regarding what kinds of work and/or retraining programs are appropriate for each worker to assist the worker back to gainful employment. We regularly communicate with and provide reports to the employers/ insurance administrators/other third parties regarding the status of each worker. We will provide you with reports as well, upon request.

We have an obligation to the workers with whom we work, and strive to respect the needs and wishes of each worker. We must operate within the limits of what employers and the Department of Labor & Industries are required to provide injured workers under the Industrial Insurance Law.  These requirements are further detailed in Washington Administrative Code 296-19Aand Revised Code of Washington 51.32.095 Industrial Insurance.

For additional information regarding returning to work, visit http://www.lni.wa.gov/ClaimsIns/Claims/RTW/default.asp.

 

Our relationship with workers is of a professional nature (not a personal one). We provide services in a professional and ethical manner, and as such, it is not possible to guarantee any specific results or outcomes.

We keep all information obtained through discussions with workers strictly confidential, with the following exceptions: (a) information which may affect the employability status of the worker according to the State of Washington's Industrial Insurance Law, (b) the worker directs us to share the information with someone else, (c) the worker is in imminent danger to themselves or others, (d) there is concern with regard to an abused child or elder, or (e) we are ordered by a court to disclose the information.

Should you have any questions regarding the information outlined above, we would be happy to discuss them with you.

 
State & Local Resources by County
 
 
OUR ADDRESSES

Western Washington:

1215 120th Ave. NE, #205

Bellevue, WA 98005
Tel: (425) 823-7115

Fax: (425) 823-7125

Eastern Washington:

1030 N. Center Pkwy, #102

Kennewick, WA  99336

Tel: (509) 943-7800

Fax: (509) 943-7854

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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION TEAM 

Craig Bock, M.A., CRC, CEAS, ABVE/D

Owner

American Board of Vocational Experts Diplomate

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist

 

Craig is a Board Certified Vocational Expert, Nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist who has earned a Master of Arts Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Washington. Craig began his professional career as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in 1997 and formed Bock Consulting in September 2003.

 

Craig is a multiple times President of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals ("IARP" - Washington State Chapter) and is a registered vocational rehabilitation counselor with the State of Washington.

 

Given his breadth of assessments conducted Statewide, Craig is knowledgeable of the return to work opportunities and labor market specifics throughout Washington State. Craig oversees the operation of Bock Consulting's two offices in Bellevue and Tri-Cities.

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Brice York, B.A., CDMS

Director of Operations / Certified Disability Management Specialist

Brice is a Certified Disability Management Specialist with over 15 years of experience in vocational rehabilitation counseling. In addition to his claim-related work, Brice assists with the management and operations of Bock Consulting, and fulfills a quality assurance role within the firm. Brice earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Prior to his work as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, Brice was a Financial Analyst with a forensic accounting firm that created financial, economic, and operational analyses in support of damages calculated for litigation, or other commercial disputes.

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Donna George, M.S.W., CRC

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Donna is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with over 34 years of vocational rehabilitation experience. She earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Washington. Based on her work on Washington State industrial injury claims, Donna has gained an in-depth knowledge of the vocational rehabilitation process, and has performed tasks in every phase of the process. She also has experience implementing recommended job modifications, and performing ergonomic evaluations. In addition to her experience working with injured workers, Donna has experience assisting employers in creating light duty return to work programs that benefit the workers and employers. Before joining Bock Consulting, Donna worked for a chronic pain management program, and has extensive experience working with individuals that experience chronic pain. In addition to her vocational rehabilitation experience, Donna has volunteered as a Group Leader conducting group therapy sessions for individuals with Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder.

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Jerry Myron, B.A., CDMS

Certified Disability Management Specialist

Jerry has over 30 years of experience in vocational rehabilitation counseling. During this time, he has acquired a unique combination of experience in the private sector and at the Department of Labor and Industries. While working in the private sector for more than 22 years, Jerry has worked in all phases of vocational rehabilitation counseling, including testifying as an expert witness in a variety of cases related to industrial injury and personal injury claims. During his 8 years with the Department, Jerry worked in nearly every vocational rehabilitation-related position, including return to work programs, State Fund Vocational Services Specialist (“VSS”), and Vocational Dispute Resolution Office (“VDRO”) Dispute Reviewer. His final position with the Department was as the VSS in the Self Insurance section. Jerry’s current focus is on case movement and complex problem resolution.             

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J. Daniel Spraggins, M.A., CRC, CDMS

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Certified Disability Management Specialist

Daniel is a highly experienced Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Certified Disability Management Specialist. Daniel holds a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling, and has more than 45 years of experience in the medical, vocational, and legal aspects of injury rehabilitation. Daniel’s experience includes performing vocational evaluations, administering educational/cognitive testing, developing job analyses, and providing job placement services. He also has extensive experience in consulting with employers in the employment of workers with vocational disabilities. Daniel currently uses his extensive vocational rehabilitation knowledge to assess workers’ ability to return to work based on their functional capacities and transferable work skills in applicable labor markets.

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Heidi Sharp

Executive Assistant / Office Manager / Logistics Engineer

Heidi is Craig's Assistant, Office Manager, and Logistics Engineer at Bock Consulting.  Heidi ensures that Bock Consulting offers the highest level of client satisfaction possible. Using her broad customer service background, Heidi manages work flow logistics for employers, TPAs, workers, attorneys, and members of the healthcare community that Bock Consulting interfaces on a daily basis.

NURSE CASE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Jon Manthos, RN, NCM, WWCP

Director of Medical Case Management Services

Nurse Case Manager

Washington Workers' Compensation Professional

Jon has over 35 years of direct care and case management nursing experience. He has worked as a Nurse Case Manager with injured workers for the last 9 years, and is certified as a Washington Workers Compensation Profession ("WWCP"). Jon has a strong background as a Nurse Manager, Regional Manager, and Director in the field of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, acute dialysis and home training. In his dialysis-related work, Jon worked closely with Nephrologists, Surgeons, and Internal Medicine Physicians throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and Hawaii. He has also worked as a Nurse Manager in Wound Care and Anticoagulation Management in an outpatient hospital setting, and as a Manager of Quality Assurance and Physician Credentialing. Jon also has extensive knowledge performing Claims Integrity Audits for insurance providers.  Jon can provide nurse case management services in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and Hawaii. 

Maricela Vela, RN, NCM, WWCP

Bilingual Nurse Case Manager

Maricela has been a Nurse Case Manager since 2014, and is certified as a Washington Workers Compensation Profession ("WWCP"). Maricela obtained her Nursing degree from Walla Walla Community College in Walla Walla, Washington. Maricela worked for several years providing direct care to patients, including working in a skilled nursing facility that focused on inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. Before earning her Nursing degree, Maricela worked as a Med-Aid at an Alzheimer’s and dementia boarding home. Maricela can provide nurse case management services in Washington and Oregon, and she is fluent in Spanish.

Kristie Ryf, RN, NCM

Nurse Case Manager

Kristie is a Registered Nurse in Washington State. She received her Associate Degree in Nursing  with honors from Centralia College. Kristie’s more than 7 years of nursing experience includes work in Case Management, Emergency Medicine, and Community Health and Primary Care. As a Registered Nurse, Kristie has performed direct and indirect patient care, and has helped educate stakeholders regarding treatments, and coordinate care related to Washington industrial injury claims. Aside from nursing, Kristie has a passion for preventive medicine, earning a technical degree in Health and Fitness from Renton Technical College.

Alma Alfaro, MCM

Bilingual Medical Case Manager

Alma has been a Medical Case Manager with Bock Consulting since 2013. Before joining Bock Consulting, Alma worked for 7 years as a Medical Financial Counselor for a large healthcare system in the Tri-Cities. With her combined years of healthcare industry experience, Alma has the practical knowledge and background to work with injured workers, physicians, therapists, and other stakeholders, including self-insured companies, in pursuit of effective and sound medical resolutions related to claimed conditions. Alma is fluent in Spanish.