EK Perspectives


A Letter From a WC Provider: Why I Hate Workers’ Comp

A Letter From a WC Provider: Why I Hate Workers’ Comp

October 12, 2021

Regulations and red tape are inherent in the workers’ compensation industry. When asking providers w

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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

August 9, 2021

EK Health’s Chief Medical Officer shares what he found on his education journey to better understand

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The Ergonomics of Video Conferencing Fatigue

The Ergonomics of Video Conferencing Fatigue

May 18, 2021

As you’re reading this, take a moment to consider how you feel. Are your eyes irritated? Do you feel

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Crafting a Win-Win Bill Review Solution

Crafting a Win-Win Bill Review Solution

April 26, 2021

Though medical bill review can be seen as complex, workers’ compensation can benefit by understandin

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The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

March 5, 2021

How much could your workers’ compensation claims benefit if you could identify and address a single

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Patient Advocacy in a Mental Health Crisis

Patient Advocacy in a Mental Health Crisis

January 25, 2021

Merriam-Webster defines advocacy as “the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal”. In the c

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Essentials of MSA Non-Submission Programs

Essentials of MSA Non-Submission Programs

November 30, 2020

In a recent National Council of Self-Insurers (NCSI) webinar on successfully managing Medicare Set-A

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Medicare Set-Asides: A Wish List

Medicare Set-Asides: A Wish List

November 20, 2020

Having spent almost 15 years in the business of Medicare Set-Asides (MSAs), I’ve seen numerous signi

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Field Nurse Case Management in the Age of Telehealth

Field Nurse Case Management in the Age of Telehealth

November 10, 2020

“It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” This familiar first line opens Charles Dicken

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The Human Impact of Nurse Case Management

The Human Impact of Nurse Case Management

October 14, 2020

At its most fundamental level, workers’ compensation managed care is a patient (in this case an inju

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A Day in the Life of a Nurse Case Manager

A Day in the Life of a Nurse Case Manager

October 2, 2020

At EK Health, we love and appreciate our nurse case managers and we are in awe of the day to day imp

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The Power of Choice

The Power of Choice

August 26, 2020

An informed decision is the best decision. The perception has been that a consolidated claims/

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The 5 Cs of Catastrophic Nurse Case Management

The 5 Cs of Catastrophic Nurse Case Management

July 2, 2020

Catastrophic nurse case management is a complex endeavor, complicated by injury severity, the need f

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Taming the Wild, Wild West of Medicare Set-Asides

Taming the Wild, Wild West of Medicare Set-Asides

June 22, 2020

Since the inception of the Medicare program in 1965 and the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Act being

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SB1160: The Road to Exemption (EWC Magazine)

SB1160: The Road to Exemption (EWC Magazine)

April 18, 2019

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

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UR Beyond Expectations - Utilization Review in Workers' Comp

UR Beyond Expectations - Utilization Review in Workers' Comp

March 3, 2019

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

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2019 PARMA Panel Discussion: MSAs and Non-CMS Submissions

2019 PARMA Panel Discussion: MSAs and Non-CMS Submissions

February 19, 2019

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

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

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

December 13, 2018

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

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2018 CCWC Panel Discussion: Exploring the Impact of SB 1160

2018 CCWC Panel Discussion: Exploring the Impact of SB 1160

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

Celebrating National Nurse Week

May 9, 2018

Across the country, there are millions of nurses united by a deep desire to care for others in their

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A Special Thank You to our Nurses

A Special Thank You to our Nurses

May 7, 2018

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

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Drug Formularies in the Workers' Compensation Industry

Drug Formularies in the Workers' Compensation Industry

June 20, 2017

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

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Getting the Most Out of Your Case Management Program

Getting the Most Out of Your Case Management Program

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

UR/BR Connectivity and Effectiveness

January 26, 2017

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

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How SB 1160 Impacts Utilization Review

How SB 1160 Impacts Utilization Review

January 23, 2017

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

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MSA and the Joys of Conditional Payments

MSA and the Joys of Conditional Payments

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

California Governor Signs Senate Bill 1160

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

EK Health Newsletter - Q2 2016

July 8, 2016

JUNE 2016 EK Health Featured in Forbes Magazine Eunhee Kim

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Tennessee Approves New Treatment Guidelines and Prescription Formulary

Tennessee Approves New Treatment Guidelines and Prescription Formulary

February 16, 2016

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

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EK Turnaround Time Results

EK Turnaround Time Results

November 16, 2015

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

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Reflecting on a Successful 2014

Reflecting on a Successful 2014

January 26, 2015

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

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In Utilization Review, Timing is Everything

In Utilization Review, Timing is Everything

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

Physician-Dispensed Medication in Workers’ Compensation

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

Always Provide Justifications for Medical Treatment Requests

September 22, 2014

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

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Education - Sharing Knowledge to Achieve More

Education - Sharing Knowledge to Achieve More

July 21, 2014

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

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One of the First in California: EK Health Select MPN

One of the First in California: EK Health Select MPN

June 2, 2014

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

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Less Than 30 Days to Go

Less Than 30 Days to Go

June 10, 2013

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

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Does Office Work Promote Sedentary Lifestyles?

Does Office Work Promote Sedentary Lifestyles?

October 12, 2012

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

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Ergonomic Summer Gardening Tips

Ergonomic Summer Gardening Tips

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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