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In medical cost containment, transparency is essential to doing business.
Global technology manufacturers face increasingly complex coverage challenges. Presented by Travelers.
Self-insured employers and those unbundling their claims handling from their insurance programs are continually seeking ways to optimize their results from their workers’ compensation programs.
Engle Martin’s adjusters stay ahead of potential claims by arriving as quickly as possible after a catastrophe strikes.
A narrow focus on overutilization leads to missed opportunities for cost containment.
Prolonged physical therapy and its excessive resulting spend is unintentionally encouraged by the traditional care model – too many visits, overutilization, and treating unrelated pain are just some of the side effects.
Over time, case management has developed a negative stigma, causing employers to often associate it with excessive dollar signs in the context of the claims continuum.
Do you utilize big data for provider network development? Check out Genex’s newest insight paper, “Using Big Data to Make Big Changes to Network Development.”
Preventing typical WC claims from escalating to high-cost levels resulting in return-to-work delays and possible litigation is a recurring challenge.
Pharmacy costs account for 19% of total workers’ compensation medical costs.
What type of medical management program design— standard or customized—will yield the best outcomes, optimal return to work, and lowest overall costs?
Over the past few years, Big Data has captured the interest of the nation’s top business leaders, but there is still much work to be done.
The second brief in the “Essentials of Return to Work” series asks “What does quality care mean?” and “How does any one person help ensure it is achieved?”
“Essentials of Return to Work” is a four-part thought leadership series outlining the challenges and strategies to accelerate return to work for injured employees.
When it comes to large losses, experiencing a fair, impartial claims adjusting process is critical for both insurance carriers and their insureds.
Redesigning the workers’ compensation claims process to be more patient-focused and supportive of injured employees can have a positive effect on employee health outcomes and employer spending.
A growing number of states have seen a rise in physician-dispensed drugs, a challenge that has been rapidly increasing in frequency over the last decade.
Early narcotic use is indicative of prolonged use, and the higher the initial dosage, the higher the ongoing use.
Awareness and concern for natural hazards has increased significantly in the past few years, both from internal risk management as well as insurance liability perspectives.
Three in four injured workers received opioids for pain relief in a study of 21 states conducted by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).