MSIA CE Webinar 

Extended Use of Physical Medicine for Workers with Low Back Pain

Dongchun Wang, WCRI

MSIA CE Webinar presented by Dongchun Wang of the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) on her findings from the new Institute study Extended Use of Physical Medicine for Workers with Low Back Pain.

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Physical medicine (PM) services are commonly used in treating workers with low back pain (LBP) and other musculoskeletal injuries. The report documents the prevalence of extended use of PM services (referred to as extended PM use) among 28 study states for nonsurgical LBP claims. The report also identifies several key factors associated with a higher or lower likelihood of having extended PM use. The findings will be helpful for those who are interested in finding ways to improve coordination of care for the purpose of achieving more consistent care to workers for early recovery.

Webinar Objectives:

  • How prevalent is the extended use of PM services and how does it vary across states?
  • How is extended PM use associated with overall costs and duration of temporary disability?
  • What are the factors that help predict the likelihood of extended PM use, focusing on the factors that can be used for better management of claims and care?

As with all MSIA CE Webinars, members have access to an unlimited number of seats, and advance registration is required.

We have applied for one CE credit from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.

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