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Hospital-system mergers reduce competition, elevating the importance of cost-containment measures for workers' comp payers.
After a life-changing injury, emotional barriers can hinder a person’s ability to re-enter the workforce. Focus on psychosocial factors is vital.
Telemedicine has become a 'buzzword' in workers' comp. But is it really cutting costs and creating positive results in claims?
Younger business owners were raised on technology. Now they’re using it to their advantage, including how they keep their people safe at work.
Denied workers' comp claims that are converted to paid claims can cost up to 50 percent more.
A significant number of patients report reduced pain after only 15 minutes of virtual reality immersion.
Where air ambulances are concerned, health care regulation is at odds with aviation regulation, creating a dispute over rates.
Other pain relief therapies hold substantial promise in defeating drug dependency.
Tying payment to outcomes will require a paradigm mindset shift in workers' comp.
Payers must remain focused on preventing claims and mitigating severity.
A new survey by Mitchell International Inc. looks at the role advanced technologies may play in workers’ comp.
Presumption laws combined with newer, more expensive cancer drugs are a one-two punch municipalities can ill afford.
At Rochester Regional Health, the workers’ comp and safety team champion employee engagement and positive reinforcement.
When the City of Surprise, Ariz. got proactive about reining in its claims, it also took steps to get employees engaged in making things better for everyone.
An accurate picture of total cost of risk emboldens different management layers to work together to seek solutions.
An exploratory program may help identify answers for some of the thorny issues surrounding medical marijuana in workers' comp.
Determining total cost of risk has value; getting your hands on the right data set is the challenge.
Two recent court decisions have claims payers talking: Should injured employees be able to choose their preferred pharmacy?
Determining it may be inexact; pursuing it merits attention.
Wallace Jones achieved double-digit premium reductions for Ashley Furniture by educating senior leaders and implementing changes over a four-year period.