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Preparing for the ‘Green Wave’ of Medical Cannabis in Workers’ Comp Claims

Preparing for the ‘Green Wave’ of Medical Cannabis in Workers’ Comp Claims

Monday, August 9, 2021

    August 2021   EK Health’s Chief Medical Officer shares what he found on his education journey…

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The Ergonomics of Video Conferencing Fatigue

The Ergonomics of Video Conferencing Fatigue

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

    The Ergonomics of Video Conferencing Fatigue    May 2021       As you’re reading this, take…

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Crafting a Win-Win Bill Review Solution

Crafting a Win-Win Bill Review Solution

Monday, April 26, 2021

  Crafting a Win-Win Bill Review Solution April 2021      Though medical bill review can be seen…

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The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

Friday, March 5, 2021

  The Heart of the Matter Healthy Hearts for Healthy Claim Outcomes Beth Detjens  |  March 2021      How…

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Patient Advocacy in a Mental Health Crisis

Patient Advocacy in a Mental Health Crisis

Monday, January 25, 2021

  Patient Advocacy in a Mental Health Crisis Beth Detjens  |  January 2021     Merriam-Webster defines…

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Essentials of MSA Non-Submission Programs

Essentials of MSA Non-Submission Programs

Monday, November 30, 2020

    Essentials of MSA Non-Submission Programs    Jake Reason Vice President, Medicare Set-Aside…

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Medicare Set-Asides: A Wish List

Medicare Set-Asides: A Wish List

Friday, November 20, 2020

  Medicare Set-Asides: A Wish List    Jake Reason Vice President, Medicare Set-Aside Services November…

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Field Nurse Case Management in the Age of Telehealth

Field Nurse Case Management in the Age of Telehealth

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

  Field Nurse Case Management in the Age of Telehealth    Beth Detjens November 2020       “It…

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The Human Impact of Nurse Case Management

The Human Impact of Nurse Case Management

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

  The Human Impact of Nurse Case Management    Beth Detjens October 2020     At its most fundamental…

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A Day in the Life of a Nurse Case Manager

A Day in the Life of a Nurse Case Manager

Friday, October 2, 2020

  A Day in the Life of a Nurse Case Manager    Beth Detjens October 2020     At EK Health, we…

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The Power of Choice

The Power of Choice

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

  The Power of Choice An informed decision is the best decision.     By Zebrah JahnkeAssistant Vice…

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The 5 Cs of Catastrophic Nurse Case Management

The 5 Cs of Catastrophic Nurse Case Management

Thursday, July 2, 2020

  The 5 C's of Catastrophic Nurse Case Management    By Aimee Boggs, RN, MSHI, CCM, CPHIMSDirector…

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Taming the Wild, Wild West of Medicare Set-Asides

Taming the Wild, Wild West of Medicare Set-Asides

Monday, June 22, 2020

  Taming the Wild, Wild West of Medicare Set-Asides    By Jake ReasonVice President of MSA Services,…

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SB1160: The Road to Exemption (EWC Magazine)

SB1160: The Road to Exemption (EWC Magazine)

Thursday, April 18, 2019

  SB1160: The Road to Exemption   Featured in the Executives in Workers' Compensation (EWC) Magazine.   By…

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UR Beyond Expectations - Utilization Review in Workers' Comp

Sunday, March 3, 2019

  UR Beyond Expectations   Utilization Review in Workers' Compensation   What comes to mind when…

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2019 PARMA Panel Discussion: MSAs and Non-CMS Submissions

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

  SESSION SUMMARY: The Art of Non-Submission (Medicare Set-Asides and Non-CMS Submissions) Public Agency…

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The Rising Role of Anticonvulsants in Treating Pain in California Workers’ Compensation

Thursday, December 13, 2018

  Navigating the complexities of chronic pain and opioid addiction is an ever-present challenge for…

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2018 CCWC Panel Discussion: Exploring the Impact of SB 1160

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

  SESSION SUMMARY: Exploring the Impact of SB 1160 (and new Formulary and MTUS Guidelines) California…

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Celebrating National Nurse Week

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

  Across…

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A Special Thank You to our Nurses

Monday, May 7, 2018

This week is National Nurses Week, so before we celebrate our fantastic nurse case managers, we thought…

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Drug Formularies in the Workers' Compensation Industry

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

  Drug formularies have become one of the biggest trends in worker's compensation over the last few…

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Getting the Most Out of Your Case Management Program

Thursday, March 16, 2017

One of the most effective tools for assisting your workers’ compensation claims team continues to be…

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UR/BR Connectivity and Effectiveness

Thursday, January 26, 2017

  Utilization Review (UR) and Bill Review (BR) are two key components in the managed care industry that…

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How SB 1160 Impacts Utilization Review

Monday, January 23, 2017

Governor Jerry Brown Signed Senate Bill 1160, which primarily affects Utilization Review (UR) and liens.…

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MSA and the Joys of Conditional Payments

Monday, January 16, 2017

  As part and parcel of the overall MSA process there is an item called Conditional Payments. When the…

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California Governor Signs Senate Bill 1160

Monday, October 3, 2016

    California Governor Signs Senate Bill 1160 Aimed at Reforming Utilization Review and Liens Waiting…

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EK Health Newsletter - Q2 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016

        JUNE…

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Tennessee Approves New Treatment Guidelines and Prescription Formulary

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

  Tennessee Approves New Treatment Guidelines and Prescription Closed Formulary Tennessee Attorney…

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EK Turnaround Time Results

Monday, November 16, 2015

  We don't just promise it, we deliver! Bill…

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Reflecting on a Successful 2014

Reflecting on a Successful 2014

Monday, January 26, 2015

A new year can bring a number of changes that may challenges us, but it also provides us with new opportunities…

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In Utilization Review, Timing is Everything

Monday, January 19, 2015

With the enactment of the SB 863 Independent Medical Review (IMR) process, the legislature wanted to…

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Physician-Dispensed Medication in Workers’ Compensation

Friday, September 26, 2014

by Douglas Benner, M.D.Chief Medical Officer, EK Health Services, Inc.   An interesting article in…

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Always Provide Justifications for Medical Treatment Requests

Monday, September 22, 2014

by Douglas Benner, M.D.Chief Medical Officer, EK Health Services, Inc.   Reminder: When making medical…

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Education - Sharing Knowledge to Achieve More

Monday, July 21, 2014

by Eunhee Kim RN MSNCEO, EK Health Services, Inc. Our Workers compensation industry is seeing experienced…

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One of the First in California: EK Health Select MPN

Monday, June 2, 2014

by Steve KlineGeneral Counsel, EK Health Services, Inc. On May 21, 2014, the DWC approved the EK Health…

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Less Than 30 Days to Go

Monday, June 10, 2013

by Steve Kline, Esq.Legal CounselEK Health Services®, Inc. Close to 95% of the California reform, SB…

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Does Office Work Promote Sedentary Lifestyles?

Does Office Work Promote Sedentary Lifestyles?

Friday, October 12, 2012

by Gloria Farley, RN, BSN, COHN-S Ergonomic Service SupervisorEK Health Services®, Inc.  Does office…

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Ergonomic Summer Gardening Tips

Ergonomic Summer Gardening Tips

Friday, June 15, 2012

With summer upon us, many of you may be hitting the garden with new fervor planting bright beautiful…

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