Thought Leadership

Claims Magazine: 8 Strategies for Combating Opioid Addiction

Posted on Aug 5, 2019

When employees injure themselves at work, a potentially lethal risk may ensue — they may be prescribed and become addicted to an opioid painkiller. As we know, the United States is currently experiencing an opioid epidemic —... Read More

How to Achieve Light-Duty When ‘Light-Duty’ is Not an Option Webinar

Posted on May 16, 2019

Without purposeful activity and a clear return-to-work plan, injured workers can develop a "disability" mindset creating higher claim costs and longer delays, averaging five to six times the normal closure rate. turn-to-work... Read More

Care Management: Empowering Knowledge For Case Managers and Those They Serve

Posted on Jun 18, 2018

This article originally appeared in CareManagement, and is reprinted here with permission. By Chikita B. Mann, MSN, RN, CCM, Commissioner, Commission for Case Manager Certification Read More

Real-Life Robocop Webinar: Meeting 'Impossible' RTW Goals in Catastrophic Cases

Posted on May 2, 2018

When workers survive a catastrophic injury, they often sustain significant injuries that prevent them from returning to work. Yet, technological advances are making inroads in allowing people with disabilities to regain a... Read More

WC Magazine: Putting Out Fires

Posted on Mar 20, 2018

In the aftermath of a mass casualty incident (MCI), the workers’ compensation industry is reminded of the importance of preparation. To minimize exposure, it is vital for employers and carriers to proactively develop a... Read More

WC Magazine: Moving Beyond the Buggy Whip

Posted on Oct 20, 2017

Moving Beyond the Buggy Whip Why CPT codes may be irrelevant in a functional restoration program By Mark Pew Read More

WorkCompWire: Chikita Mann: Cultural Competency and the LGBTQ Injured Worker

Posted on Aug 21, 2017

Cultural competency has gained a stronger foothold in health care over the past decade. Still, while strategies to provide care without bias have helped reduce disparities among minority populations, the same can’t be said... Read More

WorkCompWire: Delainne Bond: When Catastrophe Occurs, Communication is Key

Posted on Aug 15, 2017

Catastrophic workplace injuries present far-reaching complexities that go beyond severity of injury , making these cases at-risk for claim derailment. These are among the most serious and complicated workers’ comp cases... Read More

WC Magazine: Lowering the Score

Posted on May 12, 2017

Using data analytics to put a number on health risks and assess when to intervene to fix a problem Read More

Aging Workforce: The Next Frontier In Workers’ Comp

Posted on May 1, 2017

By Chikita Mann, MSA, RN, CCM Read More

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