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Pinnacle’s Jim Cunningham, a 2018 Risk All Star winner, displayed a persistent, pragmatic approach to controlling losses.
When a city employee faints after using an e-cigarette during his break, his employer refuses to cover the incident under workers’ comp.
Some suggest hallucinogenic drugs can cure depression plaguing injured workers.
Telemedicine has become a ‘buzzword’ in workers’ comp. But is it really cutting costs and creating positive results in claims?
Before you pitch a new safety initiative to the C-suite, understand what you want to achieve and have a detailed roadmap to get you there.
Younger business owners were raised on technology. Now they’re using it to their advantage, including how they keep their people safe at work.
A nation that benefits from the labor of undocumented workers should also care for them when they’re injured in the course of performing that labor.
The court disagrees when a volunteer driver argues that her weekly mileage reimbursement constitutes income and should make her eligible for workers’ comp.
Evidence-based medicine ensures positive outcomes for patients, employers and workers’ comp payers.
Pre-existing conditions, failure to report an injury in a timely manner and no medical evidence of injury are just some reasons why claims are denied.
Denied workers’ comp claims that are converted to paid claims can cost up to 50 percent more.
One nurse case manager found her calling later in life, bringing life experience, passion and drive to workers’ comp claims.
When a worker dies while driving a company truck to work, the court is asked to decide if the going and coming rule bars his wife from claiming benefits.
Claims involving chronic pain require a customized approach to avoid stalled progress and snowballing costs.
Top performing claims organizations are investing in and training talent, measuring and focusing on outcomes, and investing in claims tools.
Some companies, including those in workers’ compensation, have started down the diversity path. More need to follow that lead.
Two workers who helped clean up the BP oil spill in 2010 will still be able to pursue legal action despite a filing snafu.
The casualty market could see increasing aggregation risk as more courts find a way around the exclusive remedy provision.
With a detailed and accurate job description at the ready, case managers can help treating physicians make better decisions about return-to-work options.
As cannabis slowly achieves acceptance for treating workers’ comp injuries, reimbursement for the rave drug ecstasy may not be far behind.
A significant number of patients report reduced pain after only 15 minutes of virtual reality immersion.