As many as a quarter of serious workers’ comp claims — those with more than 30 days of lost time — involve a misdiagnosis or inappropriate treatment, according to a report by Best Doctors. Anne Kirby, Rising’s Chief Compliance Officer & VP of Care Management, comments on the report’s findings and the use of physician reviews as an effective tool for addressing misguided care.
Making health insurance viable for everyone means treating it like other forms of personal insurance. In his Risk & Insurance Risk Insider column, Rising CEO Jason Beans outlines strategies for restructuring the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Claims leaders rank psychosocial issues as the number one barrier to successful claim outcomes according to Rising’s 2016 Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study survey. In this short report, co-authored by study program director Rachel Fikes and industry journalist Peter Rousmaniere, we show how claims advocacy principles at The Hartford, CNA, Nationwide, and Albertsons are taming the adverse effects of psychosocial issues and coaching injured workers to recovery and claim resolution. >> Five minutes to read.
Even as the nation’s 50 states inch towards consistency in medical treatment guidelines for workers’ compensation injuries, the role of risk managers in enforcing them is still unclear. Rising CCO and VP of Care Management Anne Kirby shares her thoughts, along with other industry experts from Marsh, ODG, Optum and more.
This feature article reports on how the 2016 Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study pinpoints the best ways to handle claims. Also included are thoughts from Rachel Fikes, Vice President and Study Program Director at Rising, and Denise Algire, Study Principal Researcher and Director of Risk Initiatives and National Medical Director at Albertsons Companies.
With expert insights from Albertsons Companies, Daimler Trucks and The Hartford, Risk & Insurance reports on what makes claims organizations successful according to Rising’s 2016 Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study results.
Data management is transforming the workers’ compensation industry and improving claim outcomes. Rising CCO and VP of Care Management Anne Kirby discusses how with other industry experts from Liberty Mutual, Travelers, Accident Fund, and more.