Bringing Value-Based Care to Workers’ Compensation

There is an industry consensus that shifting away from fee-for-service payments for medical treatment to value-based care will benefit workers’ compensation by linking medical-provider pay to patient outcomes. In this session at the 2016 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference, early adopters of values-based models explained their strategies, challenges encountered and results obtained. Speakers included: […]

Restoring Function and Returning to Work

At the 2016 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference, Marcos Iglesias from The Hartford and Robert Hall from Helios discussed the impact of disability and tools for improving outcomes for injured workers.  Ways injured workers are impacted by disability include: Loss of income – Not only during the course of the claim, but potential loss […]

How Mental Health Impacts Productivity and Performance

Mental health factors like stress, anxiety and depression contribute to disabilities, productivity losses and absences. Physical wellbeing and mental health are intertwined, therefore, both are necessary for recovery from injury and illness. In this session at the 2016 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference, presenters discussed current research related to the topic and provided examples […]

Fueling Injury Recovery with Engaged Workers

Engaging injured workers in their own recovery and claims process makes practical sense. The more engaged, the more likely they will participate in positive behavior, helping them return to work sooner. But in a world of rapidly-changing technology, measures for engaging workers must evolve — or be doomed to fail. In the opening keynote session […]

Merging Safety Cultures

At the 2016 Illinois Self Insurers’ Association 38th Annual Educational Seminar and Membership Meeting, Joan Vincenz, Managing Director Workers’ Compensation and Managed Care with United Airlines, talked about the process United went through to restructure their workers’ compensation program when they merged with Continental. The vision statement of United Airlines is to return their employee to […]

To C&R or Not C&R – That is the Question

A compromise and release (C&R) agreement is essentially a contract between an injured worker and a party that is paying workers’ compensation benefits to the injured person. By signing the agreement, the injured party settles his workers’ compensation claim in exchange for a lump-sum check. This panel at the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk […]

The Impact of Mental Health at the Workplace

This session at the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference addressed some of the latest thinking and research related to the impact of mental well being and behavioral health in the workplace.   Speakers included: Denise Zoe Algire, National Director, Managed Care & Disability, Corporate Risk Management, Albertsons/Safeway Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Vice President […]

Integration Is the Key to Managing Claim Complexities

In this session at the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, workers’ compensation medical-treatment experts explained how an integrated view of a patient’s medical history and treatment course can reveal the full spectrum of factors impacting claim costs and clinical outcomes to better guide claims management decisions.  Speakers included:  Silvia Sacalis, Vice President, Clinical […]

Workers’ Comp: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Stakeholders joined forces at the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference to candidly discuss current workers’ compensation successes and challenges. Panelists included: Christine Baker, Director, California Department of Industrial Relations Lisa Kelly, Senior Manager – Workers’ Compensation, Boeing William Zachry (Retired), Albertsons/Safeway and Board Member of the California State Compensation Insurance Fund & Self […]

Creating an Advocacy-Based Claims Model

Advocacy is one of the most talked about concepts within the industry and holds the potential for redefining the claims process as we know it today. This session at WCI’s 2016 Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference explored advocacy from a range of perspectives to show how such an approach can benefit virtually any claims program. […]

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