About Linda VanDillen

Vice President of Communications and Quality at CompAlliance, passionate about the opioid crisis and the cost to society. Researching cost drivers in workers’ compensation and case management methods to mitigate these cost drivers. Working to improve outcomes for both the employer and the injured worker.

Are there Alternatives to the Opioid Epidemic the United States is not Considering?

Frequent readers of my blog may recall my multiple articles on different aspects of the epidemic as it relates to the workers’ compensation industry, and how CompAlliance has structured their Opioid Protocols as a result. On June 6, 2018, in my article, Opioid Limits on Prescribing – Has the [...]

2019-12-11T12:04:07-06:00December 11th, 2019|

Kindness and Workers’ Compensation – Are they Compatible?

Today is World Kindness Day. On this day, participants attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness, either as individuals or as organizations. What does that have to do with workers’ compensation? I have attended multiple sessions at [...]

2019-11-13T14:49:12-06:00November 13th, 2019|

October is Health Literacy Month

What is Health Literacy? The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Title V, defines health literacy as the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions. Refer to the CDC Health Literacy [...]

2019-10-21T15:37:56-05:00October 21st, 2019|

Introducing the New & Improved CompAlliance Website!

Over the past few months CompAlliance has been re-designing our website. We wanted to make it even more secure, responsive and informative. Our 2019 award winning CompTalk Blog is now front and center on our Home page. So is the CompAlliance Twitter feed.  We share items of interest pertinent [...]

2019-09-16T13:58:40-05:00September 16th, 2019|

Our new Recovering Worker

You will notice CompAlliance has an updated image gracing our new Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages. This image reflects an exciting transition within the workers' compensation industry! In the workers' compensation industry, we have in my opinion, always been person-centered in our approach to providing care for the recovering [...]

2019-09-13T13:41:13-05:00May 29th, 2019|

Positivity Flows from Alternative Transitional Duty

When we discuss the CompAlliance Alternative Transitional Duty Program (ATD) with our client partners, one of the advantages we discuss is the positivity that flows with assignment into our ATD program.  The injured worker is working in an environment with other volunteers that WANT to be there, and are [...]

2019-09-02T14:30:04-05:00May 28th, 2019|

It is Time to Nominate the Best Workers’ Compensation Blogs of 2019

I was reading Bob’s Cluttered Desk and noticed an article encouraging a Best Blog Contest. This competition is to recognize those of us in the workers’ compensation community who provide “top quality, cutting edge, informative content”. Or as Bob puts it, “or at least those of you who [...]

2019-09-02T14:31:22-05:00May 24th, 2019|

Part 3 The Ethical Responsibility to Manage Pain and the Suffering it Causes

In Part 1 of this series I touched on the ANA Position Statement providing ethical guidance and support to nurses and some of the responsibilities a nurse has when managing a patient in pain. I was asked after publishing Part 1 why a Case Manager would be responsible for [...]

2019-09-02T14:33:00-05:00May 20th, 2019|