Genex Services Outlines Top Barriers to Effective Return-to-Work Programs
WAYNE, Pa. – August 6, 2014 – Genex Services, LLC (Genex), one of the nation’s largest providers of managed care services, reports that more than three million American employees experienced a work-related injury last year at a direct cost to employers of some $1 billion per week.i As a result, finding ways to get those injured workers back on the job quickly, safely, and sustainably has become a top concern for U.S. employers.
“Returning injured workers back to work is often very challenging,” says Delphia Frisch, COO/EVP at Genex Services. “Even simple injuries can lead to slower recovery and extended work absence if not treated promptly and consistent with clinical guidelines. Unfortunately, employers often face barriers to getting their injured workers prompt and effective care.”
However, Frisch reports it’s an effort that must be made, as: a) most employees want to return to their jobs; and b) finding better ways to return employees to work saves employers thousands of dollars in medical expenses and lost productivity. Data shows that when employers have strong return-to-work (RTW) programs, they can reduce, by weeks and even monthsii, total lost time injury duration.
Genex Services has conducted in-depth analysis of recent claims and outlined the top five barriers and solutions for more effective RTW programs.
For more information about effective RTW strategies, please download our free “Essentials of Return to Work” series at info.genexservices.com/returntowork.
Resources used in this news release are available at the following links or upon request. All links accessed 8/5/2014.
[iii] Genex Network Analysis – available upon request
About Genex Services, LLC
Genex Services is the most experienced workers’ compensation managed care provider in the industry. Genex provides insurers, employers, and third party administrators with a broad array of managed care solutions to support the claims management lifecycle. Genex helps firms manage and control the medical, wage-loss, and productivity costs associated with claims in the workers’ compensation, disability, automobile, and health care systems. With more than 2,500 employees and 55 service locations throughout North America, the company delivers case management, utilization management, medical bill review, preferred provider organizations, Social Security representation, information management, Medicare Set-Aside, and related cost-containment solutions.