Workplace Injury of the Week: Meniscus (Knee) Tears

Did you know that knee injuries are the second most common work-related accident? More than 3 million Americans have knee injuries each year, and the meniscus is the most commonly injured part of the knee. In the US, 61 of out every 100,000 people have experienced a meniscal tear. Knee meniscus disorders involve the medial … 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

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Workplace Injury of the Week: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Is your company (or are you, personally) experiencing disability leaves because of carpal tunnel syndrome? You’re not alone. It’s one of the most common workplace disability conditions. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition in which thickened tendons or ligaments in the wrist compress the median nerve that runs from the forearm to the hand. … Continued

Join us at DMEC!

Reed Group will be exhibiting at the DMEC (Disability Management Employer Coalition) conference in Portland, Oregon, July 19-22.  Stop by our booth (#102) and get a demo of MDGuidelines.com and our exciting new Predictive Modeling Tool, which will allow much more accurate prediction of disability return-to-work durations and potentially save employers millions of dollars. I … Continued

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If Docs Had More Time, They’d Ask About Patients’ Work

Today’s New York Times ran an excellent article by Julie Weed titled If All Doctors Had More Time to Listen.  The article puts forth substantive evidence that giving physicians enough time to spend with patients saves healthcare costs in the long run by emphasizing preventive care that cuts emergency room visits and by reducing diagnosis/treatment … Continued