Understanding Becomes Healing: A Deep Dive Into the Growing Impact Mental Health Has on Workers’ Comp Claims
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It’s 2022 and the hits just keep on coming.
The workers’ compensation industry is feeling the catastrophic impact of the lingering pandemic in countless ways. In order to get a better grasp on what that looks like for injured workers, EK Health surveyed its nurse case managers on several issues.
The company asked what topped the nurses’ list of contributors to claim escalations and costs. Mental health was the clear leader.
“Unrecognized and untreated mental illnesses drive up workers’ compensation claim costs and disability,” said Douglas Benner, MD, MS, FACOEM | Chief Medical Officer for EK Health Services, Inc.
Here is a deeper look at how mental health is impacting workers’ comp claims.
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