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How Privatization Affects Workers’ Compensation Programs

WC claims impact state budgets depending upon the structure of programs within each given state.

Privatization has emerged as one solution to curb the costs of workers’ compensation on state funds.

Workers’ Compensation Reforms: What’s on the Horizon?

WC reforms are popping up around the nation.

The high variance of WC rules and regulations by state makes it difficult to generalize about future trends.

AMR – 2016 in Review [Video Blog]

2017 is here! Last year was a phenomenal year for Advanced Medical Reviews, so let’s take a moment to look back on 2016 and all that we accomplished. We hope you enjoy our very first Video Blog!

Rural Workers’ Compensation and the Role of Telemedicine

We’ve talked about telemedicine before on the AMR blog, outlining some of the pros and cons, as well as addressing how it might be funded. This post focuses on workers’ compensation in rural areas, and how telemedicine could play a crucial role in improving healthcare experiences for rural workers. As a refresher, telemedicine is care […]

Workers’ Compensation: Keeping Workers Safe by Prioritizing Prevention

Adults spend a significant amount of their lives at work. Some individuals have 9-to-5 desk jobs while others hold more physically demanding positions in agriculture, manufacturing and construction. Whatever the work environment, employees expect to be safe from unreasonable dangers and to be able to get up and go to work again the next day. […]

Days of Change – Workers’ Compensation In 2017 [Infographic]

From the election to recent statewide regulations, Workers’ Compensation is bracing for big changes in 2017. Find out more in our infographic!

Looking Ahead: Workers’ Compensation Reforms

The goal of workers’ compensation is to support employers and workers in offering the benefits workers need to recover from injuries or support themselves after becoming disabled. Every state has a workers’ compensation insurance system and specific guidelines within which businesses and employees must work. While the system has worked for many years, in recent […]

Treatment Categories for Independent Medical Reviews in CA Infographic

Curious about the state of independent medical reviews (IMR) in California’s workers’ comp system? Our infographic shows statistics from 2014 for the top treatment categories and the most common IMR outcomes. Enjoy and share!

Medical Marijuana and Reimbursement

Medical marijuana, at one time highly doubted and hotly debated, is now a fast-growing reality. Currently 23 states and the District of Columbia provide limited legal protections from arrest for authorized patients who use cannabis with a doctor’s recommendation. Another 7 states have legislation pending.   To qualify for a medical marijuana ID card, which […]

Telemedicine to the Rescue?

The physician shortage we’ve been warned about is expected to arrive in only 10 years. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, by 2025, the United States will be dealing with a deficit of more than 130,000 practitioners, including primary care doctors and specialists.   This coming shortage has implications for healthcare delivery, as […]

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