Musculoskeletal Conditions

Musculoskeletal conditions, like back pain and injuries, are a major productivity and cost concern for employers. After the common cold, back pain is the most frequent cause of missed work days for adults under 45 years of age and accounts for 25% of worker compensation claims. Back pain is the fourth leading cause of short-term disability and the third leading cause of long-term disability. Employers should use several strategies in the workplace and through plan design to promote prevention, healthy lifestyles, and make sure that people suffering from one of these conditions receives appropriate, evidence-based care.

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Reducing Unnecessary SurgeriesRobust Clinical Decision Support - Results Matter - Honeywell's Claims-Based Savings Analysis
Explains how Honeywell is managing health care costs and improving quality of care and consumerism for their employees using incentives, penalties, and sophisticated predictive modeling to increase engagement with musculoskeletal conditions over time.

Non-Invasive Treatments for Low Back Pain Non-Invasive Treatments for Low Back Pain
Learn about plan design and programmatic recommendations for employers so they can make sure employees and covered dependents are incentivized to receive treatments for low back pain that are appropriate, evidence-based, and, ideally, non-invasive.

A Fresh Approach to Musculoskeletal Woes: Cerner’s Motion Health Program A Fresh Approach to Musculoskeletal Woes: Cerner’s Motion Health Program
Get details on one large employer’s approach to managing musculoskeletal problems and their exciting program outcomes.



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Our annual conference is the best source of leading-edge content, high powered networking and up-to-the-minute sharing of new ideas and best practices for large employers focused on well-being, productivity and workforce strategy.

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Makes the business case for continual emphasis on physical activity and looks at interventions based on new and existing research with employer programs.

Ergonomics: Programs and Requests for Accommodation
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Occupational Health and Safety Resources
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