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14 Aug 2019

Don’t miss the 2019 LWCC Provider Conference

Don’t miss the 2019 LWCC Provider Conference

If you have not registered for the upcoming LWCC Provider Conference on August 23-24, there is still time to join us in New Orleans for a great event of learning and networking. Presented by an exciting faculty of nationally recognized speakers in the workers’ compensation arena, the event promises to be one of the best of our 17 conferences presented since 1996. Read more about the program and faculty here.

14 Aug 2019

An objective review of a controversial drug

An objective review of a controversial drug

Although there has been talk about marijuana in the workers’ compensation industry for several years, there are seemingly more questions than answers. In addition, misconceptions about the safety and efficacy of cannabis abound. As Louisiana readies its first crop of medically grown marijuana for distribution, and the various stakeholders take sides, we would like to share a provocative article by Dr. Marcos Iglesias, a leader in the national conversation on the use of the drug in treating work related injuries. Click more to read his article.

Reprinted with permission from Dr. Marcos Iglesias   

14 Aug 2019

Staff spotlight: Senior Medical Services Coordinator Vanessa Keith

Staff spotlight: Senior Medical Services Coordinator Vanessa Keith

Senior Medical Services Coordinator Vanessa Keith joined LWCC in 1997 as a patient advocate. During her career at LWCC, she has worked on several claims teams, including both state and federal (longshore) jurisdiction, before moving to the medical services team. She has also served on several committees, including the committee that created LWCC’s WorkAction program, which helps expedite early return to work. She plans to obtain her CCM in the near future to assist in her current responsibilities which include utilization review and medication management – both critical in combatting today’s opioid crisis. She also conducts rehab conferences with physicians which is the aspect of her job she enjoys most. According to Vanessa, “When you meet with the injured worker and physician face to face, all the pieces of the puzzle come together. Knowing you’re helping someone is the most satisfying part of the job.”

3 Jun 2019

Patient engagement is personal: How to help injured workers help themselves

Patient engagement is personal: How to help injured workers help themselves

Patient engagement is an important aspect of healthcare strategies to achieve the triple aim of improving population health and the patient experience, while also reducing the cost of care. A large collection of studies from around the world have shown that positive patient engagement leads to better health outcomes,1 as well as stark differences in the healthcare experiences of engaged vs non-engaged patients.

Reprinted with permission from Healthesystems.    

3 Jun 2019

Staff spotlight: Medical Services Provider Relations Coordinator Angela Aranyosi

Staff spotlight:  Medical Services Provider Relations Coordinator Angela Aranyosi

Provider Relations Coordinator Angela Aranyosi is passionate about always doing the right thing for the injured worker. She has been with LWCC for 11 years and works in medical services to ensure that timely, quality services are provided to workers injured on the job. Her responsibilities include working with providers to coordinate durable medical equipment, home modifications, transportation and translation services needed to ensure the best care and outcomes possible for injured workers. Angela provides assistance to some of LWCC’s most catastrophically injured workers who sometimes need extensive care outside of the state. She arranges air flight transportation and helps to ensure that the injured workers and their families are taken care of during a difficult time in their lives. Once the injured workers are discharged from the hospital, she arranges all discharge needs such as equipment, home health, wound care and any other at-home services. Angela also provides administrative support and assistance to the medical services team and makes it possible for the utilization review processes to be completed timely and efficiently.

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