Dept. of Defense Adopts MDGuidelines

Reference Toolset Will Help DOD Improve Return-to-Work Outcomes for Active Troops and Civilians Today we are very pleased to announce that Reed Group has signed a contract to provide our return-to-work reference toolset, MDGuidelines, to the Department of Defense. MDGuidelines will be used for active troops and civilians in all four branches of the military: … Continued

Integritas’s Agility EHR® Now Available with Reed Group® MDGuidelines

We’re pleased to join Integritas, Inc., provider of electronic health records (EHR) software for urgent care and occupational medicine, in announcing that Integritas Agility EHR® 10 is now available with Reed Group’s MDGuidelines return-to-work reference toolset. Agility EHR® 10 is a CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EMR. The product offers super-fast charting, making it ideally suited for … Continued

Are You Required to Certify Compliance with the New NY State Workers’ Comp Treatment Guidelines?

The NY State Workers’ Compensation Board just announced regulations requiring stakeholders to incorporate new state-specific medical treatment guidelines into their policies, procedures, and practices. The following organizations will have to incorporate the NY Guidelines in their daily activities within 120 days of December 1, 2010 – and certify their on-going compliance thereafter: Carriers Self-insured employers … Continued

Reed Group® Partners With Texas DARS for Section 508 Compliant MDGuidelines

MDGuidelines Easy Access For Those Who Depend on Screen Readers or Keyboard Shortcuts We’re very pleased to announce that Reed Group has partnered with the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) to complete a new 508-compliant version of MDGuidelines, our industry-leading reference toolset for optimizing return-to-work outcomes for employers and medical providers. MDGuidelines … Continued

ClaimVantage Now Available with MDGuidelines

Good news for users of the ClaimVantage! ClaimVantage’s cloud computing disability claims system is now available with our MDGuidelines return-to-work reference toolset. MDGuidelines can be embedded in ClaimVantage for seamless, easy-to-use claims and case management workflow. “Reed Group is the de facto standard for return-to-work guidelines, and the new MDGuidelines predictive model is the best … Continued

MDGuidelines Now Available With Colorado and Washington State Treatment Guidelines

Great state news! Our MDGuidelines reference toolset for improving return-to-work outcomes is now even more powerful with the addition of workers’ compensation treatment guidelines for Colorado and Washington states. While the nationally-recognized ACOEM disability treatment guidelines are already available on MDGuidelines (www.mdguidelines.com), states often develop their own specific guidelines to address the most costly and/or … Continued

Depression Complicates Back Injury Recovery

Great Comp Time blog article by Roberto Ceniceros of Business Insurance Magazine on the relationship between depression and musculoskeletal claims. Citing a paper published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Ceniceros says “back injury claims often prove difficult to resolve and depression is also very common among claimants and the U.S. population in … Continued