WorkWell, in partnership with NextImage Medical, has introduced a new solution intended to help prevent and reduce claim costs to Worker’s Compensation. According to a news release from the companies, the program is designed to offer an industry standards, services and solutions approach for Worker’s Compensation that centers on outcome and return to work to reduce overall cost and time lost on the job.

Liz Griggs, CEO, NextImage Medical/WorkWell, designates the program as a “long-term industry solution that offers a full suite of resources to all stakeholders at every step, from pre-hire to retire. It’s a comprehensive solution that encompasses prevention, education, treatment, and management at all stages of employment to drive savings to our customers…”

The release says the partnership is intended to blend the expertise and resources of NextImage Medical, which provides the Worker’s Compensation market outcome-focused treatment imaging solutions, with WorkWell’s. WorkWell is a leader in musculoskeletal injury prevention and treatment that has been offering physical and occupational therapy for more than 20 years.

“…To provide a comprehensive, outcome-based solution for our customers, we looked for a partner that was a recognized and respected leader in the physical therapy industry and that had established a nationwide network of facilities and providers. WorkWell’s depth of experience, credentials, innovations, research, and data have made them the best possible partner.” Griggs explains.

Margot Miller, PT, chief clinical advisor for NextImage Medical/WorkWell, notes that WorkWell looks forward to bringing its nationwide network of WorkWell certified physical therapists (WQPs) to the partnership, adding “Our approach to physical therapy treatment is based on the guidelines put forth by ODG, combined with APTA Clinical Practice Guidelines.…Our goal is that the worker is getting the right care, at the right time, for the right length of time so he or she can return to work.”

The release notes that industry research indicates currently, up to $80 billion is spent annually on employees’ compensation in loss prevention, direct claims, and administration.

Griggs maintains that this spending could be greatly reduced and the new approach holds promise in becoming an “industry game-changer.”

Source(s): WorkWell, NextImage Medical