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 [...]

Use Timing and Modeling to Target RTW Resources

When should disability case managers begin return-to-work (RTW) efforts for short-term disability (STD) claims? IBI worked with Mathematica Policy Research on a report for the Social Security Administration showing that disability case management strategies can target return-to-work resources more efficiently through a combination of timing and data modeling. The analysis--published in the Journal of Occupational [...]

What’s On The Table For Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Strategies?

The implementation of stay-at-work (SAW) and return-to-work (RTW) strategies in the real world complicates the use of disability claims data to understand their effectiveness. Organizing claims by duration as a proxy for severity can provide insights into what employers stand to gain from effective SAW and RTW programs. This report looks at what effect SAW [...]

Worth the Wait? Improving Predictions of Prolonged Work Disability

When should disability case managers begin return-to-work (RTW) efforts for short-term disability (STD) claims? IBI worked with Mathematica Policy Research on a report for the Social Security Administration to find that disability case management strategies can target return-to-work resources more efficiently through a combination of timing and data modeling. The analysis—published in the Journal of [...]

The Value of Disability Return To Work Programs

IBI surveyed 256 human resources and benefits managers about their company’s return-to-work (RTW) resource and matched responses to their company’s short-term disability (STD) claims outcomes in IBI’s Health and Productivity Benchmarking system. This report provides the findings of the analysis to find: The good news: Companies with RTW resources saw bigger year-over-year declines in their [...]

The Value of Disability Return To Work Executive Summary

IBI surveyed 256 human resources and benefits managers about their company’s return-to-work (RTW) resource and matched responses to their company’s short-term disability (STD) claims outcomes in IBI’s Health and Productivity Benchmarking system. This executive summary briefly provides an overview of the findings: The good news: Companies with RTW resources saw bigger year-over-year declines in their [...]

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