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Understanding the Employees' Treating Physicians Perspective

The employees' treating physicians should not see you as their adversary. Treating physicians may be pulled in many directions at once, so it is helpful to look at the situation from their perspective.  


The employee supplies information about the injury.The employee describes job functions to the physician, which may be inaccurate or incomplete. This is one reason why it is so important the physician visit your workplace.


The physician may keep the employee out of work longer because of a fear of a malpractice suit if the employee returns too quickly. 


The physician may assume the company is not interested in its employees if the employer does not maintain contact with the physician. The physician may not know your company wants to have all employees return to work even if in a modified capacity.


Twenty percent of all workers' compensation cost is incurred on less than one percent of the claims.  Read more on these high cost claims.
There are many ways an employer can have a positive impact on workers' compensation claim cost.  We believe these 10 recommendations will assist you in your efforts.

A Safety Action Plan to identify and eliminate physical, ergonomic, biological and chemical exposures will assist the employer in the reduction of the number of work related injuries and occupational disease claims.

Carriers are starting to see knee and shoulder replacement surgeries in younger to middle-aged employees. Do your homework on pros and cons.
Change is coming and will be implemented in the next FECA conference in Atlanta. Unlike the laws for state workers' compensation programs, FECA has not seen substantial change in almost 40 years. 
Umesh Pathak had been trying for over a decade to become a manager, but he claimed his superior denied him any opportunities to advance his standing. Read more. 

The #1 selling cost containment book for workers compensation is our 2012 Workers Compensation Management Program: Reduce Costs 20-50% manual. This 181-page guidebook helps assess company or clients' workers comp programs, design program materials, roll out a program to the organization, and monitor and manage the program once implemented. SPECIAL BUY ONE GET ONE FREE ENDS JULY 31!

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The 2012 14th Annual Federal Workers' Compensation Conference brings together professionals from multiple Federal departments and agencies. This is the only National Conference in the country devoted exclusively to the management of job-injured employees covered by the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA).

Don't gamble when it comes to Medicare/Medicaid Compliance!  

Gould & Lamb, LLC gather together some of the industry's most respected leaders and experts to provide attendees with 2 full days of compliance education and training, as well as an exciting look into the future of Medicare/Medicaid Compliance.

For 20 years, the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo has been the industry's leading training event. And this year's event is taking it to the next level - making it the best ever! November 7-9th 2012.

For the first time in almost 40 years, multiple efforts are underway to modernize the federal workers' compensation system. The 2012 event kicks off with an Opening Keynote dedicated to the future, explaining how the various reform proposals would affect the federal workers' comp landscape and giving you the tools necessary to handle the changes coming your way. November 7-9th 2012. 
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