Benchmarking return-to-work durations is absolutely critical for companies that want to reduce the huge cost of employee absence, improve productivity and help employees quickly get back to normal, productive endeavors
Westminster, Colorado (Vocus) October 14, 2009
With millions of dollars at stake, employers, insurers and third-party administrators carefully track return-to-work durations (the length of time employees are absent due to short-term disability, long-term disability, workers’ compensation and FMLA). But simply tracking those numbers isn’t enough. How can companies use their data to know whether they’re doing all they can to quickly get employees back to work and health?
Reed Group, the world’s most trusted source of return-to-work information, announced today a new data analytics service that will give these organizations a no-cost way to benchmark their return-to-work data against Reed Group’s extensive MDGuidelines database of more than two million cases.
The new "MDGuidelines Measure Up" service will provide -- at no charge -- benchmarks in seven categories:
Overall Average (statistical mean)
Job Class (indicating degree of physical demands, typically U.S. Dept. of Labor classifications)
Co-morbid Conditions (additional health problems that extend recovery times)
Program Type (short-term disability, long-term disability, workers’ compensation)
“Benchmarking return-to-work durations is absolutely critical for companies that want to reduce the huge cost of employee absence, improve productivity and help employees quickly get back to normal, productive endeavors,” says Jon Seymour, MD, Reed Group president, Guidelines. “Measure Up will show employers and others whether they’re doing a great job or whether and where they need to improve.”
2/2 MDGuidelines Measure Up Benchmarking Service
No personal or HIPAA-controlled data will be required. Requesters will get a written benchmarking report and, if they choose, additional consultation from Reed Group experts on what their results mean and how they can use the benchmarks to improve.
To request Reed Group’s no-cost MDGuidelines Measure Up benchmarking report, contact John Nelson, director of guidelines, Reed Group, at 303.404.6000.
About Reed Group
Reed Group is the world’s most trusted source of return-to-work information, helping companies improve employee absence outcomes. Reed Group’s data, tools, customized solutions, and case management services help reduce absence incidence and duration, and get employees back to normal, healthy lives and full productivity. Reed Group is headquartered in Westminster, Colorado. More information at http://www.reedgroup.com and http://www.mdguidelines.com