Book Review: Rebecca Shafer’s Workers Compensation Management Program 2012 Edition

Rebecca Shafer, an expert in workers' compensation cost containment best practices, has released the 2012 edition of her guidebook Workers Compensation Management Program: Reduce Costs 20% to 50%.

Workers Compensation Management Program: Reduce Costs 20% to 50% is divided into two main components. Part I introduces workers' compensation cost reduction measures that emphasize before accident "proactive management" as well as "reactive management" that begins from the minute a claim occurs and continues until an employee is brought back to full-time productive duty. Part I rolls out the guidebook's management program in four phases-Assessment and Recommendations, Design and Development, Training and Implementation, Monitoring and Managing-that  proceed according to a series of well-defined practical steps. In short, Part I explains "how" an organization should approach the process of implement cost cutting changes in its workers' compensation program. Part II moves the reader out of the pot and into the fire, by explaining in painstaking detail exactly "what" an organization must do in order to reap the anticipated benefits of Shafer's shared expertise. 

A review of the book is available on the LexisNexis Workers' Compensation Law Community.