Inside Workers’ Comp Blog

Look for a Broken Spirit, Not Just a Broken Bone

Posted on February 17, 2021

When someone gets hurt on the job, the workers’ compensation system is often adept at zeroing in on an injury and delivering timely care. But that well-intentioned focus on a patient’s physical bruises can make it easy to... Read More

A Team Approach to Building a Better Return-to-Work Program

Posted on February 10, 2021

Employers who develop a highly structured return-to-work program have seen significant reductions in the number of lost time days due to workplace injury. In developing and implementing these programs, case managers play a... Read More

A Shot in the Arm to Move Claims Forward During COVID

Posted on January 25, 2021

Vaccination allows Genex case managers more opportunities for vital interaction to improve case outcomes As frontline workers, field case managers are essential in helping injured employees navigate their way through the... Read More

Phoenix Rising Bonus Cuts: Survival and Recovery

Posted on December 15, 2020

As we wrap up our Inside Workers’ Comp series for the year, we thought we’d leave you with a positive podcast — a bonus extra from our inspirational case study video: “Phoenix Rising: Changing Course After Tragedy.” In this... Read More

Ancillary provider's role in catastrophic claims

Posted on December 1, 2020

In workers’ compensation, catastrophic claims often require a lot of ancillary services which are extremely vital to an injured employee’s recovery. This includes durable medical equipment, transportation and home health... Read More

Are you thankful for Workers’ Comp in 2020?

Posted on November 24, 2020

2020 will go down as one of the most difficult years many of us have experienced. After living through months dominated by a pandemic, economic downturn, natural disasters and a divisive election, most of us can’t wait to... Read More

Is Your Workplace Safe2Work?

Posted on September 1, 2020

As employers are looking for efficient ways to keep work environments safe from COVID-19, Optis has developed Safe2Work, an app-enabled, web-based health screening program designed to help stop the spread of workplace... Read More

Using Risk Prediction Technology to Move Claims Forward

Posted on July 16, 2020

Technology is playing a larger role in helping comp claims progress. In today’s Inside Workers’ Comp, Bobbie Doyle, director of utilization management at Genex, explains the ins and outs of a program designed to do just... Read More

Using the ODG’s Treatment Analyzer on Outcomes to Improve RTW

Posted on July 8, 2020

Workers’ comp professionals rely on the Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) to help guide the return-to-work process for injured employees. And one of the ways ODG has helped boost this effort is through its Treatment... Read More

How QA Can Make or Break Your IME

Posted on July 1, 2020

The independent medical exam is a valuable tool to move claims forward. But even the slightest error in the review process can make a big difference. In today’s Inside Workers’ Comp, Donna Bradshaw, vice president of IME... Read More
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