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Workers Comp Medical Treatment – Faster is Better


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.

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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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James J Moore - Workers Comp Expert

Raleigh, NC, United States

About The Author...

James founded a Workers’ Compensation consulting firm, J&L Risk Management Consultants, Inc. in 1996. J&L’s mission is to reduce our clients’ Workers Compensation premiums by using time-tested techniques. J&L’s claims, premium, reserve and Experience Mod reviews have saved employers over $9.8 million in earned premiums over the last three years. J&L has saved numerous companies from bankruptcy proceedings as a result of insurance overpayments.

James has over 27 years of experience in insurance claims, audit, and underwriting, specializing in Workers’ Compensation. He has supervised, and managed the administration of Workers’ Compensation claims, and underwriting in over 45 states. His professional experience includes being the Director of Risk Management for the North Carolina School Boards Association. He created a very successful Workers’ Compensation Injury Rehabilitation Unit for school personnel.

James’s educational background, which centered on computer technology, culminated in earning a Masters of Business Administration (MBA); an Associate in Claims designation (AIC); and an Associate in Risk Management designation (ARM). He is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and a licensed financial advisor. The NC Department of Insurance has certified him as an insurance instructor. He also possesses a Bachelors’ Degree in Actuarial Science.

LexisNexis has twice recognized his blog as one of the Top 25 Blogs on Workers’ Compensation. J&L has been listed in AM Best’s Preferred Providers Directory for Insurance Experts – Workers Compensation for over eight years. He recently won the prestigious Baucom Shine Lifetime Achievement Award for his volunteer contributions to the area of risk management and safety. James was recently named as an instructor for the prestigious Insurance Academy.

James is on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the North Carolina Mid-State Safety Council. He has published two manuals on Workers’ Compensation and three different claims processing manuals. He has also written and has been quoted in numerous articles on reducing Workers’ Compensation costs for public and private employers. James publishes a weekly newsletter with 7,000 readers.

He currently possess press credentials and am invited to various national Workers Compensation conferences as a reporter.

James’s articles or interviews on Workers’ Compensation have appeared in the following publications or websites:

  • Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Bloomberg Business News
  • WorkCompCentral.com
  • Claims Magazine
  • Risk & Insurance Magazine
  • Insurance Journal
  • Workers Compensation.com
  • LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites
  • Various trade publications


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