Inside Workers’ Comp Blog

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

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

3 Takeaways from WCRI

Posted on March 14, 2019

WCRI’s recent annual conference delivered valuable research and insight on the current (and future) state of the industry. In today’s Inside Workers’ Comp, Genex’s Jim Harris shares three big takeaways from WCRI that could... 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

An MVP Approach

Posted on December 12, 2018

Light-duty options for injured temp staffing employees When most people think of light-duty return to work, staffing agency employees are often not considered. That changed when Kathleen Peck, director of risk management,... Read More

Personalized Comp-the Starbucks Way

Posted on November 30, 2018

Once again, industry leaders will soon gather in Las Vegas to share ideas at the National Workers’ Comp and Disability Conference. Among those will be winners of the prestigious Teddy Awards for workers’ comp and disability... Read More
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