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Front End Focus


By Julius Young

Most of the focus of various workers’ comp studies are on the “back end” of workers’ comp.

By that, I mean studies on medical costs, the litigation process, indemnity cost trends, loss adjustment and medical cost containment expense, prescribing practices, provider abuse and the litany of other topics that I cover in this blog from time to time. These are the bread and butter topics that RAND, CWCI, WCIRB, WCRI, and other organizations analyze.

But the “front end” is something we must never fail to keep in mind.

The “front end” topics are worker safety, worker training, compliance with occupational health and safety regulations, corporate culture toward employees, claim incentives and other factors that drive...

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