Monthly Archives: November 2015

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NWDC Conference Gathering

We want you!  CompAlliance is hosting a post-conference celebration on Thursday evening at the RI RA bar in Mandalay Bay.  Click here for details & RSVP. We hope to see you there!
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Illinois Chamber Conference

Speaking this week in Lisle, IL and in Omaha, NE. Will we see you? CompAlliance will be sponsoring the Illinois Chamber conference in Lisle, Illinois on Thursday, October 15, 2015 and the Nebraska Self-Insured conferences on Friday, October 16.  We will also be speaking on Controlled Prescription Drugs at both conferences and on Mitigating Cost Drivers…
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Influential Nurses

Did you know a nurse was one of the reasons american joined WW1? Happy Nurse Case Management Week!  Here is a little known story about the nursing profession.  Edith Cavell was born in 1865 and was a pioneer in nursing.  She trained under Florence Nightingale and one of her contemporaries. After succeeding in her field…
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24/7 Nurse Triage

24/7 Nurse Triage - What it is and what it isn't When your employee is injured on the job what do you as the employer do? Do you have protocols in writing for your employees so they know who to report to? Do you have procedures set up for your employee when they request medical care…
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Job Position for Safety & Clinic Manager

Position Open Safety & Clinic Manager in Kansas City area CompAlliance is assisting a local Kansas City employer, in filling a position for a Safety and Clinic Manager.   This employer is seeking an RN with a strong Occupational Health, OSHA and DOT background.  If you know of anyone that meets these criteria, please  forward their curriculum…
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Effective Case Management Referrals

When are full onsite case management referrals effective? Currently we at CompAlliance are seeing a trend towards more Task Assignments for episodic case management intervention in workers’ compensation cases.  In our post yesterday we discussed when we believe a Task Assignment can be effective.  Today we are going to review what a typical Field-Based full assignment…
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Are Case Management Task Assignments Effective?

Task assignments can be a cost-effective method of obtaining information or file movement when a workers’ compensation case only requires limited activity or a “snapshot” of information.  Typically these assignments request attendance at one physician appointment to obtain information that has been difficult to obtain, one visit to a therapy facility or employer or assistance…
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National Case Management Week

Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) have introduced a Senate resolution (S.Res.261) designating the week of Oct. 11–17, 2015 to honor case management professionals for their contributions to health care.  This year’s theme is Case Management: A Patient’s Partner in Healthcare.  This week we at CompAlliance hope to share a few thoughts on…
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Workers’ Compensation and Safety Conference

Illinois Chamber Workers’ Compensation and Safety Conference Are you attending the IL Chamber Conference? The conference is being held on Wednesday, October 15, 2015, at the Hilton located at 3003 Corporate Drive West in Lisle, IL 60532 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm – See more here. CompAlliance is excited to announce we will be sponsoring…
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Chronic Pain and Opioids – Part 6

A Prescription for Disaster – A Need to Educate the Injured Worker We have all been prescribed a controlled prescription drug after a dental procedure, or when we sustain some type of injury. We get the prescription filled, use a few of the pills and then store the remainder of the bottle in our medicine cabinet…
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