Embracing Nurse Triage and Telehealth in Workers' Comp

Nurse Triage and telemedicine has been embraced by the self-insured employer market, but does this marriage have application for employers with a large deductible or fully insured program who are with a carrier? Are carriers really interested in reducing the number of incidents from becoming claims, and why? What is the potential impact of nurse triage/telehealth on total cost of risk for clients, and on improved access to care for injured workers?

This presentation will also cover:
● How this type of program can be implemented for small and mid-size employers who do not have frequent injuries
● How it can be structured to have the intended impact
● How it can be a market differentiator that can be offered to their agents and policy holders

Diane Blaha
Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
CorVel Corporation
Diane Blaha is SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at CorVel Corporation, a leading risk management organization in workers’ compensation. She has more than 30 years of healthcare experience, beginning her career as a registered nurse and then spending the last 20 years in workers’ compensation claims and managed care.
Dan Hunt
Corporate Medical Director
AF Group
Dr. Hunt practiced as a general surgeon in Michigan for 28 years prior to joining AF Group in 2014. Current areas of interest are telemedicine, evidence-based medicine, prescription drug monitoring programs, understanding the appropriate roles of opioids, marijuana and alternative treatments for pain in workers’ compensation.