Violence is the fifth-leading cause of nonfatal occupational injuries in the United States and workplace violence (WPV) has been on the rise since 2017, despite suspected underreporting. The peer-reviewed journal article, Occupational post-traumatic stress disorder and workplace violence in workers’ compensation claims, published in The Journal of Traumatic Stress, found that a lack of resources … Continued
What are the most relatable phobias, in your opinion? Perhaps it is Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders; Acrophobia, the fear of heights; Mysophobia, the fear of germs; or maybe Trypanophobia, the fear of injections. Social anxiety disorder is one type of phobia. For one employee of Gravity Diagnostics, in Kentucky, his lunch hour went awry … Continued
We are kicking off a new series to present our own research and the work of other leading scientists in the field in Research Briefs. Each quarter we will dive into a different topic. Here at MDGuidelines we know that research is key to fine tuning care for patients and clients so they can return to their regular lives quickly and safely.
As employers calibrate disability-related absence costs, in addition to standard calculating procedures, what are the missing links that should be considered?
2020 was a remarkably difficult year for almost everything and absence management was no exception. Employers can learn from compliance experts to steer smoothly among these changing rules and regulations. Download the pdf to learn more.
Absence management just got easier due to a new partnership between CorVel, a national provider of risk management solutions, and ReedGroup, a leading provider of absence management. View the press release here.
Do not skip the appendices. That is what I learned the other day while researching the drivers of high-cost health care. Somehow, I stumbled into “Appendix E: Epidemiology of Serious Illness and High Utilization of Health Care” from Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life.1 This fascinating Appendix … Continued
Research showcases post-disability cost differentials and. emphasize diagnosis, treatment and how employers can help to reduce avoidable associated costs. A presentation from the IBI 2017 Annual Forum.
“The Missing Link: Measuring Medical and Pharmaceutical Costs Along the Disability Continuum” by Kevin Curry, Fraser Gaspar, Katie Zaidel and Kaiser Permanente’s Martha Garcia, March 28, 2017. Research findings and methodology from a 10-month study revealing that companies can save approximately $6 billion a year in “avoidable medical costs” associated with disability claims, pointing to dramatic cost savings for employers, payers and providers.
Medical marijuana laws vary from one U.S. state to another. Use of medical marijuana to treat chronic illnesses and disabilities is catching up rapidly. It is important for employers and disability plan administrators to monitor state and federal legislations, to stay updated and compliant with disability plans and workplace policies.
By Megan Holstein, Esq., Director of Compliance In a recent court ruling, Judge Richard Posner, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, cited Reed Group’s DisabilityGuidelines™ as a pivotal tool in the decision making process for Kauffman v. Petersen Health Care. The court ruled on behalf of the plaintiff, finding that … Continued
Considering the evolving scenarios around an employee’s ADA and FMLA leave accommodation, employers must be mindful of several perspectives. What are the ten key do’s and don’ts that will inform processes?