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Employers can use a managed care approach to reduce workers compensation costs

Determining the optimum amount of managed care services for workplace injury claims presents challenges for employers

  1. Identify & Analyze

    Managed care pitfalls and cost drivers

  2. Evaluate & Implement

    Outcomes depend on managing managed care

  3. Monitor & Adjust

    Proper implementation key to desired results

Managed care's promise to control medical utilization and reduce workers compensation claims costs is undercut when employers pay for excessive services that don't improve claims outcomes, experts say. ›› More

Workers compensation third-party administrators are building their own managed care operations, a trend that may or may not benefit claims payers. ›› More

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Managed Care: Is There Nothing New Under the Sun?

There may be nothing really new in workers compensation managed care except technology applying technology properly.

Medical provider networks can help reduce medical costs for workers compensation claims when employers work with doctors to ensure that workers receive appropriate care, experts say. ›› More

The best way to manage care for employees injured on the job is to develop a strategy. Products and services will certainly be part of the solution, but they will not work nearly as well in isolation. ›› More

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To Motivate Patients to Change, Doctors Stop Scolding

Employee motivation is an important ingredient for successful claims outcomes. Employees motivated to improve their physical and mental health are better able to address comorbidities, rebound from injuries and return to work.

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Risk Managers Look to Alternative Program Designs Amid Rising Workers' Compensation Costs

Risk managers are looking to alternative program designs to address rising workers compensation costs.