White paper offers insight on managing the rising expense of medical foods
WESTERVILLE, Ohio--Progressive Medical, Inc. (http://www.progressive-medical.com) released a new white paper, “Managing the Medical Foods Dilemma.” The white paper addresses the increasing role medical foods play in workers’ compensation and the surrounding concern due to lack of conclusive clinical evidence to validate medical foods’ effectiveness. The paper also offers insight to how payors can proactively control utilization of medical foods and manage expenses.
“Though the cost share medical foods plays in workers’ compensation expenses overall may seem small, we have identified the rising trend that will only continue to grow”
Key highlights of “Managing the Medical Foods Dilemma” include:
• Medical foods are beginning to account for a greater portion of workers’ compensation medical expenses – comprising more than 12 percent of costs;
• The challenges workers’ compensation payors face including out-of-network bills, incorrectly classified medical foods and safety concerns for injured workers;
• Steps to ensure medical foods are managed effectively to decrease costs and increase injured worker safety.
“Though the cost share medical foods plays in workers’ compensation expenses overall may seem small, we have identified the rising trend that will only continue to grow,” said Tron Emptage, chief clinical and compliance officer for Progressive Medical. “It is critical that payors take action now to put strategies for managing medical foods into place so they can stay one step ahead in ensuring injured worker safety and reducing the total cost of the claim.”
Request a copy of “Managing the Medical Foods Dilemma” at http://www.workcomptransformation.com/medical-foods-management/.
About Progressive Medical, Inc.
Progressive Medical (http://www.progressive-medical.com), through a national network, offers cost management services and products to the workers’ compensation and auto no-fault insurance industries. Progressive Medical has invested more than 20 years of experience in developing innovative pharmacy management and ancillary solutions for their clients. By combining clinical expertise with access to an expansive network of pharmacies, home health care services and medical equipment, Progressive Medical enables their clients to manage costs while providing quality care to injured parties.
Learn more at www.progressive-medical.com or call 800.777.3574.
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If you have an injury at work, or develop a disability or disease because of the work you do, this is a work-related disability and you are an injured worker. Most injured workers in Ontario are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. The law related to Workers’ Compensation is the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act, 1997 and it is administered by the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board.