Inside Workers’ Comp Blog

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

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

Data Analytics Score Risk and Determine When to Intervene

Posted on June 7, 2017

In a sea of claims, workers’ compensation professionals need help spotting the cases that are headed for risky waters. Does a claimant have a history of substance abuse? Do they have other existing conditions, such as... 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