Liberty Mutual’s National Medical Director, Dr. Will Gaines, discusses current trends affecting workers compensation and why effective claims management is so important.
The world of workers compensation is changing. The Affordable Care Act is transforming the health care industry, opioid abuse is a national epidemic impacting workers comp outcomes, and rising medical costs are creating incentives to move non-work-related conditions into the workers comp space.
Ensuring the very best outcomes
How can employers control workers compensation costs and ensure their employees receive appropriate care and effectively return to work? One critical way is to partner with a knowledgeable carrier that understands the evolving workers comp market and how these changes can affect the care of injured workers and claims costs.
Here are six ways to partner with your carrier and adapt to the evolving workers compensation landscape:
Today, there are many opportunities for employers and their claims partner to proactively collaborate with medical providers, employers, and injured workers to achieve a timely and effective functional recovery. Be selective. Partnering with the right carrier matters.
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