Getting Ready for Work as the Pandemic Levels Out or (Get Up Offa That Thing)

Thoughts for Employers As an employer, we will want to consider our employees may have become deconditioned over these past three months. According to a WebMD article regarding a Danish study on healthy aging, it takes just two weeks of physical inactivity for those who are physically fit to [...]

2020-05-21T14:46:20-05:00May 20th, 2020|

Case Management and the Opioid Epidemic – What is our Role to Alleviate?

  As a Registered Nurse and mother, I always knew there was more to the practice of these professions than the rules, science, etc. As I was reading an article today, it really helped me to voice what it takes to be a nurse when addressing one of the [...]

2020-06-18T13:07:56-05:00September 5th, 2017|

URAC Is Seeking Comments on Proposed Revisions to Case Management Standards

As you may know, CompAlliance is URAC accredited for Case Management. I recently participated in a Case Management Advisory Group that reviewed the proposed revisions to the Case Management Standards. We met twice weekly from April through May. This was quite an undertaking and I do believe we were able to [...]

2020-06-18T13:21:53-05:00June 13th, 2017|

What Should an Adjuster Expect From Case Management

I just received my CMSA Today magazine (the magazine of the Case Management Society of America) and noticed the magazine this month was focused on the role Case Management plays in a variety of healthcare situations. It made me think about the role we as case managers play in [...]

2020-06-18T13:21:35-05:00June 2nd, 2017|

Why is Heart Disease Presumed Compensable for Firefighters?

Over the past few years I have read about legislation in many states beginning to cover heart disease, heart attacks and hypertension.  I noted some states were more liberal in their interpretation than others.  For example in Florida, The Presumptive Disability Law for public officers states, Any condition or [...]

2020-06-18T13:25:13-05:00April 5th, 2017|

Jennifer Jordan’s article for LexisNexis – Fifteen Years Since the Patel Memo and Medical Secondary Payer Issues Continue to Mystify

Jennifer Jordan of MEDVAL writes an article for LexisNexis reviewing: the misunderstandings that persist re: MSAs and the issues re: Medicare Advantage private cause of action.  https://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/workers-compensation/b/recent-cases-news-trends-developments/archive/2016/08/08/fifteen-years-since-the-patel-memo-and-medical-secondary-payer-issues-continue-to-mystify.aspx?sthash.mR8A9eCx.mjjo

2019-09-03T16:34:20-05:00August 16th, 2016|

Does Nonmedical Abuse of Opioids Lead to Heroin Abuse?

  I have been doing some research for an upcoming presentation and for a research paper for an organization I recently joined.  Everything I have been reading lately points to concerns that decreased opioid prescribing will lead to an increase in heroin abuse.  I have shared this information in numerous talks [...]

2020-06-18T13:16:24-05:00February 17th, 2016|
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