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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.
After a catastrophic injury, this real-life robocop was able to walk again thanks to a strong support system.
Remote rehabilitation services offer the potential for savings in both time and money, but adoption is slow.
Quick-thinking nurse case managers solve a medical mystery and save a man’s life.
One case manager found a way to ground her free-spirited patient without dampening his independent streak.
Eliminating missed medical appointments can significantly reduce claims costs and improve outcomes for injured workers.
Actively addressing issues related to injured workers’ sexual orientation or gender identity can help employers overcome hidden barriers to recovery.
The medical community is coming around to the notion that physical therapy, not surgery, might be better for non-traumatic rotator cuff tears.
Liberty Mutual appears to be the first carrier to create a workflow process for evaluating medical marijuana expense reimbursement requests.
Determining whether an injury was caused by work is fraught with difficulty.
Identifying and understanding an employee’s behavioral and social issues will enhance recovery.
Working through realistic scenarios, veteran workers’ compensation experts pointed out flaws in claims management.
Return to work should be an active part of the recovery process, not just the end goal.
American Airlines needed to take aggressive action to resolve 6,000 lingering workers’ compensation claims.
Progressive companies focus on behavioral health issues to enhance recovery from workers’ compensation injuries.
For Disney’s Tim East, the way forward is to change the way we think about — and talk about — workers’ compensation.
These sessions are among the many presentations on Nov. 30 at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® and Expo.
The 2016 Teddy Award workers’ compensation winners share the same fierce commitment to safeguarding the lives and livelihoods of their people.
The NWCDC is committed to help you stay abreast of industry trends and manage disability and work comp’s toughest challenges.
A study concludes that stress at work increases the likelihood of worker injury.
Employers adopting advocacy practices derive better outcomes from their efforts to improve claims experiences.