Tampa, FL – ReEmployAbility, the largest national provider of specialty early Return-to-Work (RTW) services and transitional employment programs, is proud to announce that Co-Founder Frances Ford will be hosting a Thought Leader Theater session at RIMS 2017. The session, entitled "Measuring the True Value of Return-to-Work Programs," will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24 at RIMS Hub Booth #1427 in the Exhibit Hall.
Ford has over 25 years of experience in the workers’ compensation field, and for the past 13 years Ford and the rest of the ReEmployAbility team has used evidence based guidelines and benchmarks such as Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) to help analyze and measure outcomes and to calculate savings for clients nationwide.
“We have been measuring selective critical data on all return-to-work outcomes nationwide over the history of our program,” Ford said. “Every claim is benchmarked against the average outcome to assist employers in determining return-to-work results. This also enables us to project savings for clients by industry, injury type, jurisdiction, union verses non-union employees, and attorney involvement.”
During this session, the audience will examine a case study and explore methods of measuring the full value of return-to-work and learn how to calculate the direct and indirect claim costs by using benchmarks to assess program effectiveness.
“I am excited about presenting our research and instilling an understanding of the vital role that benchmarks play when calculating the true value of return to work programs,” Ford said. “Focusing on this area of workers compensation has given us a the unique ability to share our perspectives and conclusions with the industry to better prepare employers to achieve greater success, improved program designs and obtain significant tangible savings.”
Founded in 2003, ReEmployAbility is the largest national provider of early return-to-work (RTW) services and transitional employment programs. Our Transition2Work program offers employers a cost-effective solution to modified light duty assignments, reducing claim costs while giving the injured employee time to heal. Utilizing our accredited, national network of nonprofit partners, we create innovative programs to help accommodate injured workers in the transition back to work. For more information, call 866-663-9880, visit www.ReEmployAbility.com or read our blog at www.transition2work.us
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