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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Case Manager

Your managed care organization (MCO) utilizes a case manager to navigate the workers compensation system to ensure that your employees receive the best care, and that your company meets its workers’ comp goals. They create bonds with your injured workers to combating drug abuse and helping keep your workers’ comp claims out of court. They’re [...]

By |2020-06-23T16:38:46-04:00June 24th, 2020|Managed Care|0 Comments

Advantages of Telehealth

Telehealth is healthcare provided remotely by means of telecommunications technology. Telehealth can be used for many services including, but not limited to health education, remote monitoring of vital signs and remote doctor-patient consultations. Treatments for conditions like sinus infection, common cold, strep throat or even muscle sprains/strains have been treated using Telehealth methods. Telehealth is [...]

By |2020-06-03T14:16:10-04:00May 27th, 2020|Managed Care|0 Comments

How Do You Stack Up Against the Competition?

To be successful in today’s business world, companies need to find every competitive edge possible. Some might be surprised to find that Ohio workers’ compensation could be one of those competitive edges. But how would you know? The world just recently witnessed the 2018 Winter Olympics. The athletes that competed in these games trained for [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:09:57-04:00March 5th, 2018|Managed Care|0 Comments

Physician Relations and Why They Are Important for Employers’ Workers’ Compensation Programs

When an injury happens in the workplace, many employers allow the injured worker to choose where to seek treatment. However, your company should establish a relationship with a preferred provider for your workplace accidents. There are many benefits to a preferred provider relationship, which can affect the treatment plan, return to work, and/or the outcome [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:10:50-04:00February 5th, 2018|Managed Care|0 Comments

Top 5 Elements of a Return to Work Program

Ohio employers are faced with difficult tasks in their Ohio workers’ compensation programs, especially when it comes to getting an injured worker back to work. Studies show that the longer an injured employee is off work, the harder it is to return. That's why developing and utilizing a Return to Work program is so crucial. Not to mention [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:15:14-04:00October 13th, 2017|Managed Care|0 Comments

Can Ohio Workers Compensation Provide a Competitive Edge for Your Business?

To be successful in today’s business world, companies need to find every competitive edge possible. Some might be surprised to find that Ohio workers’ compensation could be one of those competitive edges. But how would you know? In order to know how your company is really performing regarding your workers’ compensation, you need to compare [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:16:38-04:00October 2nd, 2017|Managed Care|0 Comments

How Analyzing Injury Trends Can Reduce Claims

A safer workplace is important to employers for many reasons. A safer workplace will reduce workers’ compensation injuries, which may result in lower claims cost. The key to reducing injuries is to have a systematic approach with a regular review. By stepping back and looking at the big picture you may be surprised at what you find. [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:18:46-04:00August 18th, 2017|Managed Care|0 Comments

Tips on How to Prevent Workplace Injuries Before They Happen

Employers experience many different injuries in the workplace, however some can be prevented. Your Ohio Managed Care Organization (MCO) can help you identify preventable injuries, and provide tips on how they could be prevented. It's important to take care of your most important asset, your employees. Below are some tips on preventing workplace injuries: 1. Safety Training - Safety training [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:21:15-04:00August 7th, 2017|Managed Care|0 Comments

When catastrophe strikes, Sheakley is there to help

When the worst happens and a catastrophic accident occurs in the workplace, the injuries are life changing and often include permanent disabilities. An excellent Case Manager can make all the difference to ensure the most positive outcome possible. When a 55-year-old female was involved in a car accident at work and sustained a traumatic right leg [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:21:47-04:00July 26th, 2017|Managed Care|0 Comments