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WorkCompWire: Michael Valasek: Ensuring a Quality IME Result: Three Players in the Process

Posted on Jan 30, 2018

A certain amount of contention has come to surround the independent medical examination (IME) process. Oftentimes, both the insurer and claimant will obtain an IME to substantiate their respective opinions on a case. Rather... Read More

Property Casualty 360°: The opioid epidemic in workers’ comp

Posted on Dec 19, 2017

Employers can use these five strategies to manage opioid issues in their organizations and help injured workers heal. Read More

WorkCompWire: Mark Pew on “The Intersection of Medicine and Disability” from NWCDC

Posted on Dec 14, 2017

At the 2017 #NWCDConf in Las Vegas on December 7, Dr. Marcos Iglesias (Chief Medical Officer for Broadspire) presented his perspective on the intersection of medicine and disability but it might not have been what attendees... Read More

The Quality Divide: What Makes a Quality IME Physician?

Posted on Dec 11, 2017

If you partner with an effective IME vendor, the claimant will be sent to a physician who is highly qualified and skilled at performing these exams. Read More

CLM Magazine: Clinical and Legal Advocacy in a WCMSA

Posted on Dec 11, 2017

Strategic approaches for cost minimization in Medicare Set-Asides By Mark Pew , Heather Sanderson Read More

The Quality Divide: Are You a Leader or a Laggard in Quality IME Practices?

Posted on Nov 29, 2017

As workers’ compensation professionals deal with increasing complex claims, they may become uncertain about specific medical determinations on a case. For example, they may wonder about the true cause of a claimant’s... Read More

The Quality Divide: Is Your Vendor Driving IME Excellence?

Posted on Nov 27, 2017

The demand for quality has given rise to an IME service industry aimed at connecting the best, most-qualified physicians to organizations requesting these exams and to the claimants who must undergo the evaluations. Read More

Bill Review & Analytics: Unleashing Powerful Insights Hidden in Your Bill Review Data

Posted on Nov 14, 2017

There’s a gold mine of data embedded in your bill review process, and if you’re not mining and leveraging this treasure trove of information, you may be missing out on valuable opportunities to impact your bottom line.... Read More

5 Key Components Needed for Effective Data Analytics Webinar

Posted on Nov 13, 2017

Organizations seeking new strategies to improve workers’ compensation programs are exploring the potential of data analytics to increase control over cost, utilization, return to work, and even network development. But the... Read More

The Quality Divide: When and How to Request an IME?

Posted on Nov 13, 2017

As a workers’ compensation (WC) claims professional, you deal with increasingly complex claims on a daily basis. At times, you may need clarity or greater certainty on specific aspects of a case. For example, what is the... Read More

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