The Impact of Comorbidities

We all know how much pre-existing conditions can affect the outcomes of your claims. They can prolong disability time frames, exponentially increase claim costs, and more. At the 2023 Workers’ Compensation Institute Educational Conference, a medical panel discussed the barriers that can occur from comorbidities and how to avoid their associated pitfalls. Speakers included: Zack […]

The Casualty Claims Environment in 2020 – Pandemic and All

With new generations entering the workforce and technology offering new data and resources, claims management has certainly evolved over the years. In contrast, antiquated administrative processes and outdated claims handling objectives remain prominent. In this session at the WSIA 2020 Annual Conference, Max Koonce, Chief Claims Officer of Casualty at Sedgwick, offered insight into the […]

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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