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The Medical Cost Burden of Disability Webinar

The role of disability management in health care cost containment

May 17, 2018, 1:00 – 2:00 PM MST

Medical costs are an often-overlooked aspect of short-term disability. In this free webinar, the presenters will discuss ReedGroup’s latest research on the relationship between medical costs and disability durations and highlight what this means for containing healthcare costs during disability.

Learn how occupational medicine specialists evaluate and manage the complex biomedical and psychosocial factors affecting disability cases. The presenters will discuss why all physicians and disability case managers should track functional recovery as a means of controlling costs and improving outcomes.

There will also be a Q&A session at the end – where you can have your questions answered live. If you’re unable to attend the live stream of the webinar, you can still receive a link to the recording just by registering.

Our Speakers:



Katie Zaidel, MEM, Data Research Scientist

Katie first presented ReedGroup’s groundbreaking research on medical costs at the 2017 IBI Annual Forum, which will be featured in an upcoming edition of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.


Rajesh Ethiraj, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Occupational Medicine Physician

Dr. Rajesh K Ethiraj, MD, MPH is a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and the Vice Chair of ACOEM’s Work Fitness and Disability section.


Fraser Gaspar, MPH, PhD, Epidemiologist

Dr. Fraser Gaspar’s research focuses on the factors that influence a patient’s successful return-to-activity and the use of evidence-based treatment guidelines in improving health outcomes.