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Healthesystems is a leading provider of Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) & Ancillary Benefits Management programs for the workers' compensation industry.

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Medically Speaking: Marijuana and Pain Management

It is important to understand the potential benefits and risks of marijuana as it relates to conditions commonly seen in injured workers, including acute and chronic pain.

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There is an increasing need to provide guidance for physicians as it relates to medical marijuana. Specifically in workers’ compensation, it is important to understand the potential benefits and risks of marijuana as it relates to conditions commonly seen in injured workers, including acute and chronic pain.

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The Psychology of Injury: Applications for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Only in recent years has the value of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) truly begun to materialize in workers’ compensation.

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Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been considered a “gold standard” treatment approach in a range of psychosocial disorders, but only in recent years has its value truly begun to materialize in workers’ compensation. New and emerging applications, including work-focused CBT and expanded delivery channels, continue to increase its viability as an effective strategy in the injured worker population.

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Physical Therapy in the Injured Worker: Missed Opportunities for Cost Containment

A narrow focus on overutilization leads to missed opportunities for cost containment.

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Undeniably, overuse of physical therapy is a contributor to elevated costs in workers’ compensation. However, programs that focus solely on targeting potential overutilization are severely limited in their effectiveness. While curbing overutilization is an important part of cost containment, there are also significant financial ramifications from a population of underserved injured workers, i.e., those who aren’t receiving the treatment they require to achieve functional improvement. This can happen at a number of different touchpoints:

  • The physician fails to prescribe appropriate therapy in the first place
  • The injured worker elects to stop therapy (patient nonadherence)
  • The treatment provider delivers ineffective physical therapy services (which in turn can drive overutilization or patient nonadherence)

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