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|

Alternative Transitional Duty – Viable in this New World?

You may recall the soap opera, As the World Turns. Well, the Alternative Transitional Duty (ATD) World Turned one Monday in March 2020. Suddenly our essential and non-essential ATD work site partners had to decide how they were going to adhere to their state’s “Shelter in Place” or “Stay [...]

2020-06-18T12:47:06-05:00May 1st, 2020|

What Type of Return to Work Services Support can Vocational Case Management Provide?

Vocational Case Management Process Supporting Return to Work A supported interactive mutually agreed upon [by the Vocational Specialist and Recovering Worker (RW)] Vocational Rehabilitation Plan will result in an outcome of placement. If there is noted non-adherence to the vocational plan, you can anticipate receiving clear and objective documentation [...]

2020-04-15T15:14:44-05:00April 15th, 2020|

Getting to Know the CompAlliance Team – Part 3

Happy Monday and welcome to Part 3 of our Getting to Know the CompAlliance Workers' Compensation Team. Meet Maree Quetschenbach I am a Provider Contracting and Negotiations Specialist for CompAlliance in the Merriam, KS location for our PPO Division. My favorite part of my job is building relationships with [...]

2020-04-13T14:30:42-05:00April 13th, 2020|

5 Best Practices when Considering Vocational Case Management for your Employees

WHEN THE RECOVERING WORKER IS UNABLE TO RETURN TO THE JOB OF INJURY WITH THE EMPLOYER Even with the finest medical case management, on occasion a recovering worker’s post injury functional capabilities will prevent a return to their job of injury with the employer. When a return to work at [...]

2020-06-18T13:01:42-05:00February 24th, 2020|

5 Best Practices when Considering Alternative Transitional Duty for your Employees

Introduction to your Employee's Alternative Transitional Duty Program When an employee experiences injury, illness, or disability that causes him or her to lose time from work, he or she will likely interact with, at a minimum, medical practitioners and claims administrators. These professionals have their own specialized responsibilities and [...]

2020-02-17T07:50:04-06:00February 14th, 2020|

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 WorkersCompensation.com 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|

Return to Work vs. Return to Function – Part 5 Government/Regulator

Return to Work vs. Return to Function – Government/Regulators Part 5 In Part 4 of this series, dated 11/9/2018, I discussed the “What’s in It for the Insurer” regarding RTW. Today I will discuss the common perceptions, misconceptions and the “What’s in it for the Government/Regulator, and a best [...]

2019-09-03T15:58:46-05:00November 12th, 2018|
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