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A recent WCRI study found that initiation of physical therapy within the first two weeks post-injury is associated with lower medical utilization and costs and shorter duration of temporary disability.
From making it easy for workers in rural areas to see a doctor to ensuring injured workers don’t skip appointments, here’s how telemedicine is improving care in workers’ comp.
When faced with a catastrophic case, no one has more experience or data than Paradigm Catastrophic Care Management. We sat down with CEO Kevin Turner to learn what drives their expertise.
Medical experts offer their take on Tiger Woods’ recovery from spinal surgery, and what it might take for workers’ comp patients to score similar wins.
In California, the option to seek care in Mexico is producing better outcomes and reduced cost of claims in workers’ comp.
The 2018 Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study suggests leaders are shedding the confines of traditional thinking as they strive to offset continued growth of medical costs.
When a claim stalls, it’s time to call in medical professionals to apply fresh clinical eyes to the case at hand.
Tailoring treatment to a patient’s individual reaction to pain can yield better outcomes for injured workers and payers.
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.
Connecting injured workers with claims and case professionals of similar backgrounds can alleviate misunderstandings that delay recovery.
As workers’ compensation technology continues to grow, nurse case managers find the right devices to foster independence and cut costs.
It’s not news that the opioid epidemic continues to spread. But nurses know how to intervene and stop addiction.
Evidence-based medicine ensures positive outcomes for patients, employers and workers’ comp payers.
One nurse case manager found her calling later in life, bringing life experience, passion and drive to workers’ comp claims.
Some companies, including those in workers’ compensation, have started down the diversity path. More need to follow that lead.
With a detailed and accurate job description at the ready, case managers can help treating physicians make better decisions about return-to-work options.
Educating injured workers provides them with a sense of control over their care and their recovery.
Nurse case managers act as a resource of knowledge, assistance and support for injured workers and everyone involved in their care.
When routine surgery went awry and upended a workers’ life, her nurse case manager guided her through physical and emotional recovery.
Incidents at work affect more than the injured. How can a nurse case manager help the family cope?