WALLINGFORD, CT (April 1, 2016) — The WorkPlace Solution, a premier Workers’ Compensation captive company , announced the news today that Integrated Disability and Disease Management is now available to all of the company’s policyholders.
“It’s a new day for improving outcomes for injured employees,” said Rob Romano, President of The Workplace Solution. “We continue to define a new model for the insurance industry by creating the cultural shift that encourages the most effective use of health care services and dollars.” For years, data scientists have been studying Workers’ Compensation and disability claim numbers. Decades worth of statistics proves that individuals with comorbid chronic diseases, ranging from addiction to diabetes, have a much greater likelihood of an injury turning into a long-term disability. The Workers’ Compensation system has been historically focused only on treating the occupational injury, to the exclusion of all the other medical issues that are non-injury related, but can negatively impact return-to-work outcomes. Until now.
Romano has designed a set of “red flag” early warning indicators that trigger a specially trained case manager’s involvement in the case. The case manager collects information regarding the patient’s lifestyle and health status. The WorkPlace Solution determines which primary care providers and specialists need to participate in the patient’s treatment plan and make them part of The WorkPlace Solution’s collaborative disability management team.
“Over the years, I’ve been figuring out how to best utilize the data analysis and predictive analytics,” said Romano. “Patients with certain comorbid conditions take on average thirteen times as long to recover as a healthy injured worker for the identical injury. But by looking at the patient holistically we can get much better outcomes, employees recover more quickly, get healthier and everybody wins.”
The Workplace Solution, located at 35 Thorpe Avenue, Suite 200, Wallingford, CT 06492, is the Workers’ Compensation product for organizations committed to maximizing profit and reducing Total Cost of Risk. (203) 284-3203.