Strategies in Workers' Compensation, written with the healthcare medical professional in mind, describes the nuts and bolts of workers compensation. The book details the history, laws, various stakeholders, costs, and problems encountered by healthcare providers.
Strategies in Workers' Compensation, written with the healthcare medical professional in mind, describes the nuts and bolts of workers compensation. The book details the history, laws, various stakeholders, costs, and problems encountered by healthcare providers. An emphasis is placed on the "difficult patient" with regard to management techniques for doctors, insurance companies, and employers. In addition, Strategies in Workers' Compensation offers reference material to aid in understanding the complex workers' compensation system.
Human resource professionals, insurance adjusters, case managers, and nurses will find the information contained in this book useful in confronting the myriad of problems that arise within their respective fields. This book is a valuable resource for anyone who deals with the injured worker.
Chapter 1 Prologue
Chapter 2 Introduction
The History of Occupational Medicine: History; Early America; The Industrial Revolution; The Company Doctor; Board Recognition
The Workers' Compensation Environment: Laws; Compensation; Choice of Physician; Independent Medical Examinations; Mental Health Claims; Role of Insurance Companies; Medical Treatment; Quality of Medical Care; Costs; History; Problem Areas; Statistic
The Injured Worker and the Healthcare Professional: Patients; Background; Other Patients; The Workers' Compensation System; Goals; Modified Duty; Medication; Rehabilitation; Progress; Family Members; Supervisor; Case Manager; Practice Guidelines; De
The Injured Worker and Other Stakeholders: Statistics; Managed Care; Insurance Investigators; Insurance; Return to Work
Variables Contributing to the Cost of Injuries: Background; Emotional Disorders; Simulation Disorders; Diagnostic Studies; Rehabilitation; Litigation; Lost Productivity; Tertiary Gain; Chronic Pain; Fitness for Duty; Employer's Representative; The S
Quality of Care Issues: Background; Program Variations; Standards; Past Analysis; Surveys; Other Practice Parameters
Ill-Defined Injury and Illness: Introduction; Emotional Pain; Personality Disorder Traits; Chronic Disability Syndromes; Definitions; Problem; Causation; Management; Chronic Pain; The Second Injury
Disorders of Simulation: Malingering; Compensation Neurosis; Factitious Disorders
Management of the Difficult Patient: Background; Malingering; Further Clues to Malingering; Non-organic Signs; Other Useful Tests in the Physical Examination; Other Useful Sign that Point to Non-organic Pain; Profile; Factitious Disorder; Somatoform
The Corporate Medical Director: Functions; Roles; Effectiveness; Management; Competing Interests; The Scope of Occupational Medicine; Essential Components; Preventive Medicine; Environmental Medicine; Disability Management
Potential Solution: Past History; Recommendation; Certified Medical Providers; Transform the Disability Award System; Employee Counseling; Supervisor Training; Summary
Case Histories: Case #1: The dog bitten patient that became paralyzed; Case #2: The dishonest laborer with a changing history; Case #3: The warehouse worker with a hernia; Case #4: A back injury with no pre-placement physical; Case #5: The hotel wor
Appendices: Attachment A: Comparison of Payments Between the States of the U.S. for Workers' Compensation Medical Services; Attachment B: Barkemeyer-Callon-Jones Malingering Detection Scale
Chapter 16 References
Chapter 17 Index
Chapter 18 About the Author