Free Training Available for New York Workers’ Comp Guidelines

New Medical Treatment Guidelines Require Use of New Procedures and Forms. As publisher of MDGuidelines with New York State Treatment Guidelines, we are reminding New York workers’ compensation stakeholders today that the NY guidelines require use of new procedures and forms, and comprehensive training is available to help medical providers, insurers, legal professionals and others … 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

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

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

U.S. Dept. of Labor Announces 2011 Focus on FMLA Usage and Workplace Flexibility

“America’s families have evolved, so helping parents and other caregivers keep their jobs while balancing their responsibilities in the home is key to our long- term economic success.” So stated Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on July 10, 2010, announcing new Department of Labor initiatives addressing workplace flexibility. To address issues related to work/life … 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 (, states often develop their own specific guidelines to address the most costly and/or … Continued

Attending IAIABC? Let’s Connect!

If you’re attending the IAIABC Annual Convention/IFDM 2010 Sponsorship Program in Los Angeles next week, be sure to stop by the Reed Group booth and hear about our exciting new ways to improve return-to-work outcomes for workers’ compensation. You’ll also three great chances to hear from Reed Group’s return-to-work experts. Monday, September 20 3:30 pm … Continued