Managing Pain and Treating Musculoskeletal Conditions

MSK conditions are often among the top three cost areas for employers due to their high medical and prescription drug expenses and the resulting absenteeism and lost productivity. A report by the Center for Workplace Health and Performance coauthored by Integrated Benefits Institute and the National Association of Worksite Health Centers examines multiple care goals and [...]

Managing Pain and Treating Musculoskeletal Conditions: A PCORI-Sponsored Conference on the Use of Patient-Centered Evidence and Best Practices at Worksite Health Centers

With sponsorship from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the CWHP and the National Association of Worksite Health Centers (NAWHC) hosted a virtual symposium on preventing pain and musculoskeletal conditions (MSK), research on managing and treating pain, and integrating providers for improved outcomes. Central to the event was the presentation of findings from PCORI-sponsored research [...]

The Center for Biosimilars Interview: Brian Gifford on the Hidden Costs of Rheumatoid Arthritis Part 2

Brian Gifford, research director of the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), discussed employer challenges with managing expenses associated with rheumatoid arthritis and how skillful management of rheumatoid arthritis can keep employees on the job and reduce expense.

The Center for Biosimilars Interview: Brian Gifford on the Hidden Costs of Rheumatoid Arthritis Part 1

Brian Gifford, research director of the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), discussed employer challenges with managing expenses associated with rheumatoid arthritis and how skillful management of rheumatoid arthritis can keep employees on the job and reduce expense.

Disability Diagnosis Analyzer

IBI's Disability Diagnosis Analyzer uses short-term disability (STD) and long-term disability (LTD) claims from its Disability and Leave Benchmarking system to illustrate the disability burden of illnesses, diseases, injuries and pregnancies. We project the total number of disability incidents for the U.S. workforce covered for employer-based STD benefits. We then project the total costs of [...]

The Health and Productivity Impact of Chronic Conditions Report: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory autoimmune condition that causes pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints. It not only degrades the quality of employees’ lives — it has business costs for employers and the economy at-large. Helping employees manage chronic illnesses remains one of the most viable strategies for reducing employers’ healthcare and disability costs. [...]

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