US Postpones ICD-10-CM Implementation….Again.

A bill signed into US law on April 1, 2014 prohibits the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from adopting ICD-10-CM prior to October, 2015. We know that some Reed Group DisabilityGuidelines™ subscribers are doing a happy dance at this news. Others are grinding their teeth and adding up the accumulating costs of … Continued

New Opioid Chapter Added to Reed Group DisabilityGuidelines™ (formerly MDGuidelines and ACOEM Practice Guidelines)

Opioids have gotten a ton of attention lately from the mainstream media (here’s one sample, from National Public Radio) which is great news – the public needs to know more about the serious risks that accompany opioid use, since opioids currently cause about 16,000 fatalities annually in the US alone, up from 14,800 in 2008. Reed … Continued

Same Sex Marriage Confusion from the DOL

By: Martha J. Cardi, Esq. and Megan G. Holstein, Esq. Since the United States Supreme Court decision in the case United States v. Windsor, employers are scrambling to ensure that benefits provided to employees and their spouses are correctly applied to same-sex spouses, as now required by law.  We’ve written on the impact of the … Continued

New Resources: FMLA and Mental Health

Reed Group’s Chief Compliance Officer, Marti Cardi, was a lead speaker at the opening sessions of the 2013 Annual conference for the Disability Management Employer Coalition in Atlanta last week.  The conference focused this year on mental and behavioral health issues.  Keynote speaker Rosalynn Carter addressed the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and … Continued

Reed Group mourns the loss of Randy Herndon

Reed Group has suffered a tragic loss in the passing of Randy Herndon, Vice President, Service and Software Sales.  Randy is survived by his wife and two grown children. Randy joined Reed Group in April, 2012. He knew our industry well, learned our business quickly and has been a constant force of optimism and good … Continued

Reed Group Compliance Team Presents on State Leave of Absence Current and Pending Laws’ Complexities

By Marti Cardi, Chief Compliance Officer, and Megan Holstein, Senior Counsel, Compliance and Employment Law On June 13th, Reed Group, Ltd.’s Chief Compliance Officer, Marti Cardi, and Senior Counsel, Compliance and Employment Law, Megan Holstein, presented a webinar to over 150 DMEC attendees regarding the current landscape of state leave of absence laws. The presentation … Continued

Reed Group MDGuidelines Help Maximize Return-to-Work ROI in New DataCare Whitepaper

Reed Group’s MDGuidelines are featured in DataCare‘s latest whitepaper “Calculating Hard-Dollar Returns on Return-to-Work Case Management“.  In today’s competitive business climate, a managed care company must provide empirical data that supports its ability to control costs, increase efficiency, and increase the quality of care. The key metrics that the company can focus on are Return-to-Work (RTW) savings and … Continued

Leaves of Absence Come in all Sizes — Maryland Enacts New Law

By Martha J. Cardi, Chief Compliance Officer, and Megan G. Holstein, Senior Counsel, Compliance and Employment Law The governor of Maryland has signed into law a new leave of absence that entitles eligible employees a one-day leave of absence for the day that the employee’s immediate family member is leaving for or returning from active … Continued