Inside Workers’ Comp Blog

What’s BIG Diversity?

Posted on April 12, 2018

It’s mid-April, a time when my Outlook calendar begins to beep repeatedly in anticipation of the annual RIMS conference. While you surely have most of your regular appointments, sessions and events scheduled by now, I’d... Read More

How to Handle a Disaster in Workers’ Comp

Posted on March 28, 2018

In workers’ comp, the mass casualty event is the nightmare scenario that industry professionals fear the most. But as Genex’s Laney Bond, BSN, RN, CCM, National Catastrophic Program Manager, tells us in today’s Inside... Read More

Empowering Injured Workers

Posted on March 15, 2018

There’s been a lot of talk about injured worker advocacy and empowerment in workers’ compensation. But what exactly does that mean? Genex’s 2017 Heart of Case Management Award winner Lisa Armstrong, BSN, CRRN, RN-BC, has a... Read More

Game Changer: Joint Commission Pain Management Rules and Workers’ Comp

Posted on December 18, 2017

Keeping up with opioid reform initiatives in workers’ comp can be challenging. However, it’s imperative that industry professionals are also aware of the Joint Commission’s new pain management protocols as well, says Mark... Read More

Robocop Talks About Run for Sheriff and Upcoming NWCDC Session

Posted on November 30, 2017

In this edition of Workers’ Comp, we catch up with “Robocop” Romero who talks about his run for county sheriff and previews his NWCDC session with Genex Branch Manager Trish Elizalde next week. Read More

On the Border - State Regulations & Comp Costs

Posted on October 19, 2017

Did you know if a worker gets injured in one state, but lives in another, he may be restricted from receiving case management services from a nurse in the state he resides? Genex’s Chikita Mann, MSN, RN, CCM, Branch... Read More

Case Management Beyond Return to Work

Posted on October 13, 2017

Like many of you, I sometimes get bogged down by the negativity that plays out in our daily newsfeeds. Don’t get me wrong, as a long-time journalist, I’m not one to blame the messenger for reporting sad or unpleasant news,... Read More

Managing Catastrophic Cases: Best RTW Strategies for the Worst Workplace Injuries

Posted on June 29, 2017

Catastrophic workplace injuries present far-reaching complexities that go beyond the severity of injury, making these cases at-risk for claim derailment. Genex’s Laney Bond, BSN, RN, CCM, National Catastrophic Program... Read More

Communication is Key to Ending Disparity

Posted on June 9, 2017

A couple years ago, Genex surveyed our case managers to determine the common claims pitfalls they avoid to keep claims on track. Among the top five factors were two that seemed relatively easy to remedy: communication issues... Read More

Beyond Boundaries: How an Injured Worker Became an Inspiration for All

Posted on May 25, 2017

As a case manager, a big part of my job is to motivate and advocate for injured workers. However, I often find that my inspiration to meet these goals stems from the workers themselves. Such is the case with Todd Eckley, a... Read More