Austin, TX – ODG by MCG, an MCG Health company and part of the Hearst Health network, announces the release of updated datasets within the ODG Return-to-Work Guidelines that will support both prospective case management and retrospective benchmarking time away from work.
The update, released on February 3rd, will include revisions to the United States return-to-work (RTW) duration values and new RTW duration values for Canada across the workers’ compensation and non-occupational disability (STD/LTD) markets in both countries. Updates to duration values for the Australian market are planned for later in 2023.
The updated return-to-work benchmarks will be included in both the ODG for Workers’ Compensation and ODG for Disability solutions. The analytics can be filtered by diagnosis and procedure, including ICD-9, ICD-10, CPT, and Super Topic groupers, with claims-specific modeling using comorbidities, demographics, and confounding factors. Another feature of the ODG solutions, the ODG Risk Assessment Scores, are derivatives of the ODG return-to-work benchmarks and will adjust automatically.
ODG Managing Director, Phil LeFevre, shared, “With the acquisition and processing of millions of new workers’ comp and disability claims from data-sharing partners, including Canadian carriers for the first time, I am looking forward to the release of these updated benchmarks.”
“This release continues ODG’s efforts to help optimize timely return-to-work and accurate reporting, and it will provide great benefit to ODG customers. Now, they can proactively use data-driven tools like the ODG RTW Calculator to determine appropriate duration values for return-to-work specific to the U.S., Canada, and Australia by market segment,” said LeFevre. “The best measure of post-injury success in workers’ comp and disability cases is RTW. Our goal is to help organizations achieve optimal outcomes with accurate reporting using evidence-based RTW and treatment guidelines, putting injured workers at the center.”
Source: ODG by MCG