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Integrated Medical Case Solutions (IMCS) is the industry’s leading bio psychosocial program with evidence-based outcomes and a proven track-record for transforming workers’ compensation cases.

Technology, Telehealth Services Mean Faster CBT and Quicker RTWs

Technology has truly revolutionized the way medical care is delivered to injured workers. We can now reach them in a variety of ways not possible a decade or two ago. We’ve seen the positive results of treating injured workers as soon as possible with our recent...

A Day in the Life of a Tapering Opioid User: The Hijacked Brain

There’s an experiment I like to do with audiences when I am presenting on the use/misuse of opioids for chronic pain. I ask them to hold their breath…for a while. Then I ask them what they are thinking. The answer is, of course, “when can I take a breath?” In those...

Take A Cold Shower: The PTSD Survival Guide

Experiencing a trauma can leave a person with all sorts of confusing, even debilitating reactions. Flashbacks to the event may arise without warning and at the most inopportune times. Things that seemingly have absolutely no relationship to the tragedy can trigger...

##!%$# Curse Much? Could Just Be Your Brain in Pain

##!%$# Curse Much? Could Just Be Your Brain in Pain

What do you usually do when you stub your toe hard or hit your thumb with a hammer instead of the nail you’re holding? If you’re like many of us, you probably let loose with an expletive you wouldn’t want your kids or grandmother to hear.

Alternatives to Long-Term Opioids Needed Following Surgery, Research Shows

Alternatives to Long-Term Opioids Needed Following Surgery, Research Shows

The longer a post-surgical patient is on opioids, the greater the chances of misuse. New research out of Harvard shows that each week of opioid use coincides with a 20 percent increased risk of dependence, abuse or overdose. Also, every refill increased the risk by 44 percent, with the first refill more than doubling the risk.

Early CBT Intervention Changes Lives, Saves Money for WC Payers

Early CBT Intervention Changes Lives, Saves Money for WC Payers

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) uses a holistic approach to help people with delayed recoveries. It is short-term, goal-oriented, and has its roots in evidence-based medicine. It also enhances employee engagement and resilience. The following explains the success of this therapy:

Consider Trauma-Related Psychosocial Risks at Halloween Celebrations

Consider Trauma-Related Psychosocial Risks at Halloween Celebrations

It’s Halloween – a day that can be a great opportunity for team building and comradery at an organization. Many companies celebrate with costume and decorating contests, parties and pumpkin carvings. But for some employees, the day can evoke feelings ranging from mild discomfort to downright terror.

Woe is Me! A Day in the Life of a Tapering Opioid User

Woe is Me! A Day in the Life of a Tapering Opioid User

Woe is Me! A Day in the Life of a Tapering Opioid User Sometimes things have to get worse before they get better. As much as we wish all injured workers who taper off long-term opioid therapy could feel terrific throughout the process, that’s just not the case. Most...

Time to Face the Music: The PTSD Survival Guide

Time to Face the Music: The PTSD Survival Guide

Time to Face the Music: The PTSD Survival Guide After experiencing a traumatic event, a person often uses avoidance behavior to deal with the pain. The person will avoid people, things or sensations that spark horrific memories. In the case of a worker with...

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