Caveats that Affect the Return-to-Work Timeline

Posted by Kimberly Radcliffe on September 25, 2019 at 10:48 AM

When an individual suffers a workplace injury, as workers’ compensation professionals, we work to put them on a path to recovery. But we all know even the most well thought out plan can go awry. Here are four factors that can impact the recovery timeline of an injured worker and solutions for how to proactively mitigate risks before they cause the lifetime of a claim to extend.

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Is Self-Funding Right for Your Organization

Posted by Belva Hale on September 17, 2019 at 2:24 PM

Virtual Connections: Utilizing Technology to Build Relationships with Injured Workers

Posted by Tammy Bradly on August 7, 2019 at 10:08 AM

As the telemedicine industry continues to boom, we’re seeing more and more new forms of telehealth emerge in the marketplace. Telehealth variations include tele-rehab, remote patient monitoring and even utilization of “avatar-like” nurses by hospital systems and providers. In this new world of telehealth, we need to continually be looking for innovative modes by which triage and telephonic case managers can connect with the individuals they serve and engage them on their road to recovery.

Change Management: How to Minimize Risk and Disruption When Changing Your Health Benefits (Part 2)

Posted by Kelly Ferreira on July 10, 2019 at 9:35 AM

As healthcare evolves, public entities are looking for new programs that promise savings and improved outcomes. However, if a change is initiated but poorly managed, it can have a detrimental effect—disrupting members’ access to care. It’s essential to consider the following best practices to ensure a change goes smoothly with minimal disruption: 

Change Management: Is It the Right Time to Change Your Health Benefits? (Part 1)

Posted by Kelly Ferreira on June 26, 2019 at 8:49 AM

Medical costs are expected to grow again in 2019 at a rate that will outpace inflation. As a result, many public entities are being pressured to consider new and innovative approaches to their health benefits. This type of change in strategy can help them achieve both quality and affordable care. However, organizations must also ensure that the value to employees will far outweigh any risk or disruption the change will bring. Here are three good reasons to consider such a change:

Sober Living Homes

Posted by Robin Leal on April 8, 2019 at 9:09 PM

What to Know When Establishing an On-Site Health Center

Posted by Terri Evans on March 26, 2019 at 1:07 PM

Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace

Posted by Teresa Bartlett on December 4, 2018 at 4:53 PM

Successful Safe Patient Handling Programs for First Responders

Posted by Bryan and Ariel on August 29, 2018 at 10:15 AM

From a risk management perspective, patient handling injuries to first responders remain a frequent and severe source of loss and expense to public entities. This reality is indicative of the need for cultural changes that will result in first responders consistently using body mechanics and equipment properly; even in the heat of the moment. Bryan Fass from Fit Responder offers additional insight:

Managing Comorbid Conditions

Posted by Eric Patten on May 17, 2018 at 9:53 AM

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