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Simple injuries that spiral into catastrophic claims account for a disproportionate share of overall workers’ comp dollars. Understanding how we think about pain can go a long way toward developing effective treatment strategies.
We highlighted these sessions for today’s NWCDC attendees.
A progressive goal attainment program can help injured workers overcome psychosocial risk factors.
Models analyze variables at intake and afterward to identify claims that may become adverse.
Pre-work screens and fitness-for-duty evaluations aid the return-to-work process and ADA compliance.
Quality assurance programs prevent talented claims adjusters and supervisors from jumping ship.
Reyes Holding dramatically overhauled its approach to absence management.
Risk Scenarios Live! explored what caused a claim to go off the rails.
Technology is helping to transform medical services, but employers and providers need to focus more on socioeconomic factors.
Tested solutions for the toughest challenges.
Teddy Award winners will be honored on Thursday at “Steal These Ideas! Award-Winning Employers Share Their Successes,” beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Award honors exceptional programs that innovate to produce the best results.
This year’s Teddy Award winners focused on building programs that put employees first and get injured workers back on the job quickly.
The American Airlines and U.S. Airways merger meant integrating workers’ compensation programs for a massive workforce. The results are stellar.
It may be time to combine workers’ comp medical care and group health care.
A claim complicated by poor at-home care reaches a favorable resolution despite initial pushback.
Spotlight on sessions at the 2015 NWCDC that explore opt-out legislation, workplace violence strategies, and the resurgence of interest in functional restoration.
Open source, low cost prosthetics open a new field of possibilities for helping injured workers who’ve suffered an amputation.
Fear of litigation, complex regulations and misperceptions of disability are leading to few disabled workers being employed.