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New laws and rapidly evolving employee needs are changing how employers execute and deliver disability and leave-of-absence programs.
Technology is helping to transform medical services, but employers and providers need to focus more on socioeconomic factors.
We highlighted these sessions for today’s NWCDC attendees.
Tested solutions for the toughest challenges.
Teddy Award winners will be honored on Thursday at “Steal These Ideas! Award-Winning Employers Share Their Successes,” beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Award honors exceptional programs that innovate to produce the best results.
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.