MDGuidelines Launches Duration Analyzer™

MDGuidelines®, the leading evidence-based guidelines for disability and workers’ compensation, today released the MDGuidelines Duration Analyzer™, a new tool for benchmarking claims performance. View the press release here.

California DWC Offers Statewide Access of ReedGroup’s Evidence-Based Guidelines to Providers Who Care For Injured Workers

ReedGroup announces that its practice guidelines from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) are now available complimentary to providers who handle California workers’ compensation cases. California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) launches new website featuring ACOEM content and tools. View the press release here.

Find Your Way through the Maze of PTSD

Approximately 75% of Americans have been exposed to a life-threatening trauma at some point during their lives.1 Responses to such trauma vary widely but may include withdrawal, anxiety, and the phenomenon known as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is characterized by troubling feelings and thought processes lasting longer than 30 days.2 The types of trauma … Continued

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Do You Know What To Do When Concussion Hits Your Patients?

Helmets are clashing on football fields all over the country this fall, which means thoughts of concussion may be on your brain. Concussion – also known as mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) – is a sudden change in mental status after a mild head injury that may or may not be accompanied by a loss … Continued

ReedGroup®’s Proprietary MDGuidelines® Population Database Grows to More Than 15 Million Cases

The MDGuidelines Population Database now includes more than 15 million real-world illness and injury case claims, allowing clinical and business leaders to measure how their patient populations compare against broader population benchmarks. View the press release here. Leading health and productivity company ReedGroup® today is announcing that its industry leading MDGuidelines® Population Database recently tripled … Continued

New York State Adopts Workers’ Comp Treatment Guidelines

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has adopted new treatment guidelines for medical care that is provided to injured workers. The New York Medical Treatment Guidelines will become the mandatory standard of care for the back, neck, shoulder, and knee, and will be effective as of December 1, 2010. The new guidelines provide guidance … Continued

Clinical Guidelines & the Ethics of Comparative Effectiveness

In today’s post to his always-excellent blog Managed Care Matters, Joe Paduda writes about the ethics of clinical guidelines and the dilemma of comparative effectiveness. He rightly says that… “If we are to solve the access and cost problem, payers, providers, and patients must be comfortable with the decision process and methodology.” And he goes … Continued

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Reed Group and ACOEM Renew & Extend Partnership

All of us at Reed Group are very pleased to announce that we have renewed and extended our partnership with The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), the leading medical professional society in occupational health. ACOEM’s Practice Guidelines Internet platform (APG-I) will be offered along with our return-to-work durations guidelines on our MDGuidelines.com … Continued