Lakewood Ranch, FL (August 10, 2023) – WorkCompCollege.com, a division of Workers’ Compensation Educational Services, LLC, has announced a Bronze Associate Partnership with Injury Management Organization, Inc. (IMO). This partnership is a natural fit for IMO’s injured employee centric model and will be utilized not only in training their team but also in how they serve their clients. Being the first managed care / case management firm to partner with WorkCompCollege.com is a testament to their foresight.
Robert Wilson, President of Workers’ Compensation Educational Services, LLC, says, “Case managers are on the frontlines of helping an injured employee through a challenging time while giving their clients tools to manage their costs. We are excited to partner with a management team that sees how our broad and deep training program can assist in that effort.”
“From inception, IMO has maintained an advocacy mindset to serve both our clients and injured employees,” says Catherine Benavidez, IMO’s President & CEO. “We believe that doing the right thing from the onset of an injury to closure of the case is what is expected of us as the managed care expert. It is imperative to ensure early intervention, effective communication between all parties, with an accountable managed care team to lead towards a safe and productive return to work. We are excited to continue providing opportunities for the professional growth of our managed care leaders through the excellent curriculum provided by WorkCompCollege.com as our mission is certainly common ground toward excellent care for the injured employee.”
Leaders in the workers’ compensation industry have long been calling for better ways to manage claims and improve outcomes for injured employees. Different names and phrases have been used to define this idea – workers’ recovery, advocacy-based claims management, bio-psychosocial adoption, whole-person care – but all center around the same critical realization: Treating the entire person. The key to this approach is developing an understanding of the injured employee’s psychology and thought process, and employing clear, concise, and consistent communication methods. This process is regarded as a better way to improve clinical outcomes while reducing friction and cost and restoring humanity to the process.
WorkCompCollege.com is a community-driven effort designed to address those needs and will help continue the trend toward lower costs and improved results through education, information exchange, and mentorship.
Educational services include the Workers’ Recovery Professional (WRP) and WRP Associate certification programs along with the Advanced Training & Education Center (ATEC). Current students and graduates represent every stakeholder in the work comp ecosystem throughout the United States. People interested in learning more can visit www.workcompcollege.com/.
Founded in 1991, Injury Management Organization, Inc. (IMO) is a managed care company serving public and private employers, nonsubscribers, insurance carriers and third-party administrators. Taking quality and client satisfaction seriously, our focus is driven by provider relationships, employee engagement and measurable outcomes.
WorkCompCollege.com is a community-driven effort to improve the workers’ compensation industry through comprehensive education infused with a whole-person recovery management mindset. The Workers’ Recovery Professional (WRP) certification is comprised of meaningful curriculum in nine schools: Claims, General Studies, Humanities, Legal, Medical Management, Regulatory/Legislative, Return to Work, Risk Management and Stakeholders. A diverse, (in)credible team of School Deans and Faculty deliver the courses in an asynchronous virtual campus environment. A service of Workers’ Compensation Educational Services, LLC and the brainchild of Robert H. Wilson, Donald A. Abrams and Mark Pew with advice and support from a distinguished Board of Trustees, this educational platform is revolutionizing how all stakeholders within the system become more proficient, professional and passionate about their role in an injured employee’s journey to return-to-work. To learn more please go to WorkCompCollege.com or e-Mail sales@WorkCompCollege.com.