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ADIN Healthcare Identifies the Top Six Ways Employers Lose Money on Diagnostic Testing for Workplace Injuries
Date:11/18/2009

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- With workers' compensation diagnostic imaging charges totaling billions of dollars a year, more employers are looking for ways to control the cost of on-the-job injuries while ensuring that employees return to work quickly and safely. ADIN Healthcare, Inc. offers solutions to employers with a national network of diagnostic providers, evidence-based guidelines and process oriented service delivery. In conjunction with one of its major payers, ADIN has analyzed workers' comp claims to identify the top six ways employers lose money when it comes to diagnostic testing for workplace injuries. The company announced its findings at the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo held November 18-20 in Chicago.

"We've found that workers' compensation plan sponsors are often at a loss as to how to control their increasing diagnostic-related costs," said Chris Moosher, Senior Vice President. "At ADIN, we believe one of the most important services we offer our clients is guidance to ensure that the most appropriate diagnostic tests are performed. Sharing these insights will help employers develop better programs for their employees and for their companies."

  1. Ignoring the evidence. Guidance for employers on how and when to use diagnostic tests is becoming more prevalent thanks to Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER). EBM relies on scientific studies from a number of sources to provide sound clinical guidance on the treatments and therapies that provide optimal guidelines. CER and EBM should become the foundations of all diagnostic imaging testing. When built into software review programs at the provider and third party administrator (TPA) level, they will provide the guidance necessary to ensure proper testing.
  2. Conducting the wrong test at the wrong time. In an era of rising costs, it
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