Inside Workers’ Comp Blog

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

Applying Natural Design to IME and Other Risk-Management Strategies

Posted on September 14, 2017

My first exposure to a physician-influenced industry occurred when I was just a kid, at the IME company my father started in 1982. As an adult, I began working for my dad’s company and in working with the physicians,... Read More

Resiliency in Irma’s Wake

Posted on September 8, 2017

“A dire threat.” Read More

Is Your Data Program Dated?

Posted on September 6, 2017

Data analytics programs are supposed to help you determine workers’ comp trends and predictive analysis. So why isn’t your program delivering? In today’s Inside Workers’ Comp, data analytics expert Jim Harris explains how... Read More

Case Management: Can Any Nurse Do it?

Posted on August 10, 2017

Amidst an ongoing nursing shortage, workers' comp recruiters are tasked with finding nurses who can make the transition from clinic to case management. As Debbi Bromley, Genex Senior VP of Human Resources, explains, it’s a... Read More

Who Will Fill the Void? Recruiting Younger Workers’ Comp Professionals

Posted on July 31, 2017

As a mature industry, workers’ comp will have significant employment holes to fill as more professionals begin to retire. How do we make the workers’ comp industry more appealing to millennials? Debbi Bromley, Senior Vice... Read More

States Get to Work on Workers’ Comp

Posted on July 19, 2017

As the Senate continues to work overtime to tackle its health care agenda  — among other initiatives — the majority of state legislatures have managed to adjourn despite passing substantial bills that could significantly... 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

Rigorous vs. Permissive Utilization Review: Beyond the ‘Rubber Stamp’

Posted on June 14, 2017

All utilization review (UR) programs are not created equal, and picking the inferior program can cause big problems for workers’ comp payers, especially with UR programs taking on a more prominent role in claims management.... Read More