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A recent NCCI examined how frequently claims exceeding $1 million occurred over the last 15 years.
For every person who dies from opioid overdose, 50 more individuals have an opioid use disorder and 272 misuse prescription opioids in some way. The time to change is now.
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.
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.
Know what your employees want, what you can offer them, and how you’ll secure organizational support.
2018 Risk All Star Rosa Royo finds the balance between cost control and high-quality care for injured workers.
A new report exploring trends in workers’ comp claims denied has the potential to upend our approach to claims.
Hospital-system mergers reduce competition, elevating the importance of cost-containment measures for workers’ comp payers.
After a life-changing injury, emotional barriers can hinder a person’s ability to re-enter the workforce. Focus on psychosocial factors is vital.
Telemedicine has become a ‘buzzword’ in workers’ comp. But is it really cutting costs and creating positive results in claims?
Younger business owners were raised on technology. Now they’re using it to their advantage, including how they keep their people safe at work.
Denied workers’ comp claims that are converted to paid claims can cost up to 50 percent more.
A significant number of patients report reduced pain after only 15 minutes of virtual reality immersion.
Where air ambulances are concerned, health care regulation is at odds with aviation regulation, creating a dispute over rates.
Other pain relief therapies hold substantial promise in defeating drug dependency.
Tying payment to outcomes will require a paradigm mindset shift in workers’ comp.
Payers must remain focused on preventing claims and mitigating severity.
A new survey by Mitchell International Inc. looks at the role advanced technologies may play in workers’ comp.
Presumption laws combined with newer, more expensive cancer drugs are a one-two punch municipalities can ill afford.
At Rochester Regional Health, the workers’ comp and safety team champion employee engagement and positive reinforcement.