Quick Workers Comp Medical Treatment Key To Cutting Costs
The main Key To Cutting Your Insurance budget remains providing quick workers comp medical treatment for your injured employees. Having a medical network is a critical cost saver even if you are a small employer.
A Goldmine of Workers Comp Medical Treatment Articles
If you wish to read further, click on this search to read many of the articles I have written over the last 12 years on this very subject. You can also print them out or save them for later reading or as a source to quote for your own articles or blogs.
Google decides which articles are more important. J&L has little control over the ranking. Google usually ranks them very well.
Pre-recorded + One Upcoming Conference On Responsive Medical Treatment
Two venerable organizations have recorded or will provide an upcoming videoconference on quick workers comp medical treatment.
WCIRB – Good one from last month – Study Link + Presentation Slides
The study link is here. PDF file.
The presentation slides link is here. PDF File.
Yes, the WCIRB only covers California. Almost all the time I have read medical treatment studies from the WCIRB, they align with the rest of the nation.
Dave Bellusci is one of my favorite Workers Comp prognosticators. Both files deserve at least a quick read.
WCRI – Quick Workers Comp Medical Treatment – Physical Therapy
WCRI provides a great webinar and study on Thursday (12/17) at 2 PM East Coast time. One can look at this more globally as providing rapid medical treatment is a money saver.
I read this study when it was published. You can find it here along with a link to their free Medical Cost Index Study – another one worth reading.
From WCRI – (Sign up here for the webinar) – there may be a charge for non-members
As an increasing number of workers with injuries are receiving physical therapy (PT), this WCRI study finds that for workers with low back pain (LBP) only injuries, early initiation of PT is associated with lower utilization and costs of medical services and shorter duration of temporary disability (TD). The study focuses on claims with LBP-only injuries, recognizing that PT is often used as first-line treatment for LBP and other musculoskeletal injuries before considering opioid prescriptions and invasive procedures.
The webinar will address the following questions:
• How often do workers with LBP-only injuries receive early vs. late PT?
• Does early PT help reduce utilization and costs of medical services and shorten TD duration?
• What factors may have considerable influence on PT timing and outcomes?
This study is based on nearly 26,000 LBP-only claims with more than seven days of lost time from 27 states, with injuries from October 1, 2015, through March 31, 2017, and detailed medical transactions up through March 31, 2018. The 27 states are Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The Bottom Line On Quick Workers Comp Medical Treatment
Three venerable organizations – The WCIRB, WCRI, and J&L Risk Management have all shown that with workers comp medical treatment – the faster the better to cutting workers comp costs.
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