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Value-based care will transform the way that medical providers treat injured workers. At the upcoming National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference, experts from Healthesystems will explain how it can work at your organization.
When an athlete is injured, trainers rush in and assist the player to the bench for treatment. A large chain of discount stores, 99 Cents Only, implemented the same model for workplace injuries.
As farmers prepare their acres for seasonal tricks and treats, insurers work hard to garner coverage options for growing Halloween risks.
Insurers are prosecuting premium fraud, because it’s creating unfair competition for honest businesses unable to compare with cheats reducing their expenses by failing to care for their workers.
The claims advocacy model is just one of many important topics on the agenda for 2018 NWCDC this December at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Explanation-of-benefit statements, like those mailed to health care insurance patients, could spur more workers’ comp claimants into reporting fraudulent activities.
Comorbid conditions have been known to lengthen claims due to high medical costs and increased risk of litigation. Enter the nurse case manager, a few healthy tricks up their sleeve.
Nonprofit return-to-work programs help recovering employees get back on their feet and to full productivity faster, favorably impacting the total costs of a workers’ compensation insurance claim.
A variety of painkillers make the list, but they aren’t the only drugs that threaten patient safety and compromise outcomes.
A man with a work-related back injury developed ALS, rendering him unable to work without pain meds. The state’s top court is asked to decide his eligibility for permanent total disability benefits.
Legislatures need to understand their underlying goal for injured workers and enact laws accordingly.
Analytics and good old-fashioned detective work have been singled out by investigators as key components in dismantling organized fraud rings.
One rancher failed to provide workers’ compensation for the family of a deceased employee, so the family turned to the legal system.
Workers’ comp opioid addiction is a murky area. While we are helping curb new addictions, we’re still failing a number of employees already dependent.
A workers’ compensation claims professional can learn a thing or two about injury from the nurses who manage their claims.
Know what your employees want, what you can offer them, and how you’ll secure organizational support.
Pinnacle’s Jim Cunningham, a 2018 Risk All Star winner, displayed a persistent, pragmatic approach to controlling losses.
2018 Risk All Star Rosa Royo finds the balance between cost control and high-quality care for injured workers.
Kevin Farthing, a 2018 Risk All Star, solved his staff’s high rate of musculoskeletal injuries, saving more than $500K in annual workers’ comp costs.
For a staffing company with claims out of control, Kathleen Peck tore the program down and built it back up to achieve success, which earned her a 2018 Risk All Star designation.
Connecting injured workers with claims and case professionals of similar backgrounds can alleviate misunderstandings that delay recovery.