Education Week - Innovative Medical Initiatives & Strategies in Workers' Compensation Insurance
Education Week - Innovative Medical Initiatives & Strategies in Workers' Compensation Insurance

Presenters: 

Bliss Dickerson, RN, BSN, COHN/CM

Recorded on June 18, 2020

Founded in 1911, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation is the largest state fund insurance system in the nation, with nearly 2,000 employees in 14 locations throughout the state. Our guiding principles of Prevention & Care are leading the way to safe workplaces and quality medical initiative implementation for Ohioans injured on the job. We take pride in our efforts to help injured workers recover and keep costs down for Ohio businesses. Our newest medical initiatives are great examples of those efforts and include: a) the Enhanced Care Program (ECP) for knee injuries, a pilot we created and began in 2015; b) use of the Heath & Behavioral Assessment Intervention (HBAI) in relation to return to work and our Lumbar Fusion Rule; and c) Better You, Better Ohio!, a wellness program made available to smaller employers and their employees.

Course Outcomes:

Upon completion of this session, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation’s (BWC) three new medical initiatives and their implications on health promotion, wellness, and total worker health.
  2. Identify the three main return to work barriers related to occupational injuries and their impact on return to work time frames and cost. 

Contact Hours and Cost

0.5 Contact Hours

Members: $20
Nonmembers: $40

  • Requirements for successful completion:  view entire webinar, complete online evaluation
  • Contact hours for this webinar will expire on September 30, 2022.

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AAOHN follows the American Nurses Credentialing Center guidelines in calculating continuing nursing education credits. With every educational activity and evaluation that is completed, each one (1) hour of education time is equal to one (1) continuing nursing education credit.

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. is additionally approved as a CNE provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (#CEP9283).

 

This webinar has been sponsored by the American Board of Occupational Health Nurses.