Managing the Pandora’s Box of Comorbidities

Comorbid conditions are complicating injured worker recovery. This session at the 2017 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference outlined the scope of comorbidity challenges facing employers and strategies to combat them. Speakers included: Eric Patten, Senior Director of Clinical, One Call Care Management Richard Graham, Director Workers’ Compensation, SEPTA Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart […]

Strategies to Manage the Pandora’s Box of Comorbid Conditions

“Sitting is as bad as smoking.” 10,000 Americans a day turn 65, increasing the possibility of comorbid conditions on claims. Claims with a comorbidity diagnosis are increasing. A comorbid diagnosis can give the provider, injured worker and payer more realistic expectations for return to work and recovery. Eric Patten, Director of Clinical Management and Complex […]

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 […]

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