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Giving injured workers access to their doctors’ notes can provide clarity and improve return-to-work results.
The departing chair of DMEC’s board reflects on her 30-year mission to inform employers and elevate the profession of disability and absence management.
It makes sense to assume that workers’ compensation prices would impact injured worker outcomes, but a new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute shows it’s not so straight-forward.
Determining disability involves a team of players whose roles aren’t always straightforward.
Everything you need to know about workers’ compensation insurance so you choose the best and most effective coverage for your employees and business.
Research over the past few decades has shown that psychosocial issues can have a significant impact on recovery rates.
Workers’ comp needs a better solution for opioids than more prescription opportunities. And luckily, numerous alternative treatments are already at our fingertips.
A program analyst for the FBI sued her employer for not offering a reasonable accommodation as part of her return to work plan.
Tailoring treatment to a patient’s individual reaction to pain can yield better outcomes for injured workers and payers.
Because accidents happen, the strategies an employer implements at the start of a workers’ comp claim will dictate if it becomes a legal affair. Two experts share how to avoid just that.
There’s immeasurable benefit in reviewing what a good return-to-work program does for your workers’ compensation program.
Value-based accommodations keep employees happy and help the bottom line.
An FedEx worker was offered light duty work after injury, but the worker claimed she was unable to do it and filed for temporary disability.
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.
Nonprofit return-to-work programs help recovering employees get back on their feet and to full productivity faster, favorably impacting the total costs of a workers’ compensation insurance claim.
Connecting injured workers with claims and case professionals of similar backgrounds can alleviate misunderstandings that delay recovery.
To improve the odds of injured workers recovering from injuries without opioids, employers have tools and strategies at their disposal.
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.
After a life-changing injury, emotional barriers can hinder a person’s ability to re-enter the workforce. Focus on psychosocial factors is vital.