Workplace Injury of the Week: Lumbar Sprains & Strains

Muscle strains and ligament sprains are two of the most common diagnoses made for lower back pain, a condition that affects 4 out of 5 people in their lifetime. Sprains and strains of the lumbar spine can result from heavy lifting, excessive exercise, or unusual movement during a fall or a motor vehicle accident. Low … Continued

Broadspire Goes BOLD

Today we read with great interest a news story about Broadspire, a leading third party administrator for workers’ compensation claims, liability claims and medical management services, which introduced a new strategy called BOLD. BOLD is a custom PPO network strategy that includes targeted selection of medical networks on a state-by-state basis. Their new state-stratified, multi-tiered … Continued

MDGuidelines 6.1 is Here!

This week we issued version 6.1 of our MDGuidelines.com online platform of return-to-work guidelines. The new release includes: Updated Content based on changing medical trends. Text-Only Version for use with mobile devices and by the visually impaired. Colorado State Guidelines. MDGuidelines 6.1 has updated content in 179 monographs as well as updated RBRVS (Medicare fee … Continued