Observations on the Healthcare System

At the 2024 WCRI Annual Conference, Harvard economist David Cutler discussed the recent transformations of the healthcare system. Currently, there is more uncertainty in the healthcare system than ever before. Healthcare systems are struggling with staffing, pricing, reimbursement rates, and even solvency. Overall healthcare needs fell during COVID as people delayed elective procedures. This was […]

How Workers’ Compensation Is Evolving Post-Pandemic

Workers’ compensation began as a system for injured workers in the early 1900s. Since that time we have seen numerous changes within each state system evolving to where we are today; however, the basic construct of workers’ compensation has remained the same. The last several years have ushered in many new practices within the workers’ […]

Establishing a Culture of Mental Health Sensitivity

Mental and behavioral health needs are on the rise. This is especially true for essential workers on the front lines, who are at the greatest risk for the emotional toll that daily exposure to COVID can create. This session at RIMS 2021 highlighted the guidance, tools and support needed to take a proactive, engaged stance […]

Workers’ Compensation Issues to Watch and COVID-19

In this session at the WSIA 2020 Annual Conference, Kimberly George, Senior Vice President for Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare for Sedgwick, and Mark Walls, Vice President for Communications and Strategic Analysis for Safety National, discuss the major issues affecting workers’ compensation this year and how COVID-19 has drastically impacted each. Election Impact There is […]

Patient-Centric Healthcare: Is It Really Possible In Workers’ Compensation?

Patient-centered care is much more than just patient satisfaction. It can drive better outcomes in the workers’ compensation industry. In this session at WCI’s 2019 Educational Conference, panelists explored how payers, employers and providers can utilize practical strategies to leverage this trend in today’s complex healthcare environment. Moderator: Mary O’ Donoghue – Chief Clinical Officer […]

Workers’ Compensation Care Delivery – Thinking Out Of The Box

A strategic approach is essential for employers who want to ensure the health and safety of their workforce. This includes both traditional and non-traditional models of healthcare delivery. This session at WCI’s 2019 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference explored best practices for addressing workers’ compensation injuries. Moderator: Arlene Guzik – Director of Occupational Medicine at BayCare […]

Healthcare Pricing and Workers’ Compensation

At the 2019 National Council of Self Insurers Annual Meeting, Joe Paduda from Health Strategy Associates discussed how changes in the healthcare marketplace are impacting the price of medical services in workers’ compensation Over half of all medical costs for workers’ compensation go to facilities. This includes hospital inpatient and outpatient services, and physician charges […]

Single Payer Healthcare and Workers’ Compensation

At the 2019 California Self-Insurer Association Annual Conference, Joe Paduda with Health Strategy Associates kicked off the conference with a session talking about the workers’ compensation implications of single payer healthcare. Characterizations of a Centralized Single Payer System Concentrated Financing Government is dominant payer. Funded primarily through taxes. Providers and hospitals can be a mix […]

Healthcare Under Attack: Tools for Combating Cybersecurity Risks

In the healthcare sector, patient data and cybersecurity are major concerns. Not only is the healthcare industry a preferred hacker target, but the management of workers’ compensation claims frequently requires sharing sensitive claimant data among service providers. This session at the 2018 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference uncovered best practices for mitigating growing insider […]

Biofeedback in Pain Management

At the 2018 American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, Felix Laevsky, MS, from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab discussed how biofeedback is used in pain management treatment. Role of Biofeedback Develop skills to evoke relaxation response and control stress response. Develop skills to manage pain and pain related symptoms at any time in any real life […]

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