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An Advocacy Success

Originally published on WorkersCompensation.com’s Experts View on September 17, 2020 An article in the June 2020 edition of CLM Magazine entitled “Be Kind and Keep It Simple” piqued my interest in the success of an advocacy program at Fidelity National Financial in Jacksonville, FL. Specifically, the nationwide director of safety and claims management who was responsible …
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Appropriate, Not Zero, Opioids

In recognition that September is international Pain Awareness Month (“#MyPainPlan focuses on the vital importance of an individualized, multidisciplinary, multimodal approach to pain care”), I am republishing my August 3, 2017 LinkedIn blogpost entitled “Appropriate, Not Zero, Opioids.” It is as relevant and true on September 21, 2020 as it was when I originally wrote …
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My Crystal Ball

I was recently asked by a WorkCompCentral reporter (“Rise of the Robots: AI Can Read Adjuster, Doctor Notes to Score Claims’ Litigation Risk”, subscription required) about my opinion on the increasing use of technology in workers’ compensation. William Rabb included some of my quotes along with very useful input from Kevin Combes, a director and …
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Survive and Advance

I am not a creature of habit. That is both a positive (I adapt well to a changing environment) and a negative (there is very little that I do automatically). So you can imagine what it must be like when every day is almost exactly the same as the prior and the next. Yes, my …
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A good way to live – Helping Others While Helping Yourself

I was pleased to lead the ideation and execution of Preferred Medical’s virtual 5K from June 25 through July 2. It was the first time either the company or myself had attempted such an event and it certainly was a learning experience (we will heed those lessons for the second edition in 2021). Entitling the …
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COVID Costs

Originally published in the 2nd quarter 2020 edition of the NCSI Scoop, published by the National Council of Self-Insurers. The costs of COVID-19 are obvious to those paying attention: more than 122,000 deaths (as of June 22), a historic rise in mental health problems (depression, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide), more than 45 …
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#PainSummit2020 Wisdom

I had the privilege of being on the faculty of the International Chronic Pain Virtual Summit that was held on June 18-19, 2020. It was an early start for me in Atlanta each day (4:00am Eastern Daylight Time) but very much worth the investment as every speaker had a deep and unique perspective on how to manage #ChronicPain. …
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Prepare for the Fall

I think we can all agree that 2020 sucks. But as difficult as the first five months have been, “fall” in the title does not refer to civilization. Instead, it refers to the upcoming season from September 22 through December 21. How can we prepare for the future that is only a hot summer away? …
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A COVID-19 WFH (Retro-Pro)Spective

Employers enacted BCP with HR and IT moving PDQ from WAO to WFH for COVID-19 … SMH. The world is filled with acronyms but the most important one right now, for every employer, is WFH (work from home). Because of shelter-in-place restrictions to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19, what used to be optional and selective …
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Complex Problems <> Simple Solution

Originally published on WorkersCompensation.com’s Experts View on May 4, 2020 Healthcare is complicated. Healthcare delivered as part of a workers’ compensation claim is even more complicated, for manifold reasons. But stakeholders often do not act as that’s the case because they look for a simple solution to complex problems. For those with the problem (in …
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