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Determining disability involves a team of players whose roles aren’t always straightforward.
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.
This year’s workers’ compensation conference helps make sense of a shifting regulatory environment and an increasing array of vendors and solutions.
Tools are available to help employers improve claim intake, workforce planning, clinical care and return-to-work strategies.
Obtaining the best results from integrated disability programs requires making the injured or disabled worker the top priority.
An energy company drops the ball by not making the necessary accommodations for an injured employee returning from documented leave.
Attendees of the 2015 DMEC Annual Conference reviewed both obstacles and progress in absence management.
Employers are increasingly looking at employee engagement and its role in disability management and return to work.
Twenty five years after the ADA passed, job force participation by disabled workers is less than it was then.
Experts say aggressive and expensive treatment fueled by a sharp increase in spinal imaging is leading to more large-loss claims.
The agenda for the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo will focus on proven solutions for claims challenges.
A proposed rule from the EEOC is intended to help clear up questions surrounding wellness programs and potential conflicts with the ADA.
Employers are increasingly interested in managing employee absences and medical costs across the occupational and nonoccupational spectrum.
Workers’ compensation programs should have a brand. Mine is “Firm, Fair and Friendly.”
The Germanwings tragedy reinforces the notion that employees must have unfettered access to mental health services.