Inside Workers’ Comp Blog

Five Things You May Not Know About Your Case Manager

Posted on October 14, 2019

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What's causing the rise of psychological IMEs in workers' comp?

Posted on September 26, 2019

Independent medical exams are often thought of as a way to obtain an impartial opinion regarding the treatment of a physical injury. Though psychological IMEs are less common, they’re sometimes just as imperative in helping... Read More

Is Your UR Vendor Hiring the Right Physicians?

Posted on September 12, 2019

The success of a utilization review organization depends on the quality of its physician network. This starts with taking careful measures to verify the credibility of reviewers to ensure good outcomes and prevent fraud. In... Read More

How PTSD is Affecting Return to Work

Posted on August 22, 2019

Timely and effective return-to-work is the goal of all workers’ comp professionals. Yet, despite the growing concern of post-traumatic stress disorder in the industry, too many injured employees at risk for PTSD are not... Read More

What’s Going On With California UR Regs?

Posted on August 13, 2019

It’s been nearly three years since California passed Senate Bill 1160, a utilization review reform measure designed to accelerate and improve workers’ comp care for injured employees. While components of the law have been... Read More

DMEC19: A Capital Event

Posted on July 31, 2019

DMEC 2019 is just a few days away and it seems appropriate that disability management’s biggest event will be held in a metro area where some of the most important decisions are made that impact our industry. The Aug. 5-8... Read More

Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace Using the Case Manager Approach

Posted on June 21, 2019

Mental health has traditionally been considered a pariah in workers’ compensation claims management. The old way of thinking is that when psychological issues enter the picture, claim costs spin out of control and... Read More

Providing a Lifeline to Flood Victims

Posted on June 7, 2019

Genex case manager Lisa Dykhoff travels 700 miles to help those affected by Oklahoma natural disaster As most of us watch the devastating record flooding along the Arkansas River play out on newscasts, Red Cross volunteers... Read More

The Other Drug Issue - When Addiction is a Pre-Work Injury Problem

Posted on May 9, 2019

Addiction in workers’ comp has been a hot-button topic over the past decade, mostly due to the staggering number of injured workers who have become addicted and, in the more tragic cases, have succumbed to prescription... Read More

Have Five Times the Fun at RIMS19 - a User’s Guide

Posted on April 25, 2019

RIMS heads north to Boston this year, and while spring in New England is a marvel of its own, attendees will have no problem filling their agendas for one of the industry’s biggest conferences. So, with so much to do in a... Read More
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