Inside Workers’ Comp Blog

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

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

Demystifying the MSA

Posted on February 28, 2019

The Medicare Set‑Aside (MSA) is often used by payers to fund future accident-related treatment in workers' comp settlements. However, because of the complex nature of the MSA, too often employers will go the MSA route when... Read More

How Service Impacts Claim Costs

Posted on February 14, 2019

The speed, costs and reliability of diagnostic services can seriously impact the progression of a claim, especially if the exams are hampered by poor customer service. On today’s Inside Workers’ Comp, Bob Smith, CEO, of... Read More

What’s Trending in DME?

Posted on January 29, 2019

Technology is playing a larger role in workers’ compensation as durable medical equipment innovations are helping injured workers return to work at a faster rate. The problem is keeping up with what’s new and what’s... Read More

Kids’ Chance: An Extension of a Giving Industry

Posted on November 16, 2018

To the general public, workers’ compensation is often seen as a large government institution more than an effective health care system designed to improve the welfare of injured workers. Far too often, those in our industry... Read More

Kids’ Chance: Why it Matters

Posted on November 14, 2018

It’s Kids’ Chance Awareness Week and today we’re celebrating this life-changing organization by speaking with Melissa Potteiger, Genex area sales manager and Kids’ Chance ambassador. Read More
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