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Volume 27, Issue 3

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Wrestling with Integration Opportunities?

The term "integration" and more specifically, "integrated disability management" has been bandied about for more than a decade in ways that are inconsistent and have caused much confusion about the underlying opportunity represented by this concept. More than a decade ago, "integrated disability management" became the catchphrase for an emerging concept: leveraging synergies in the convergence of cost reduction and medical management opportunities. It was (and still is) separated by silos with pretty high walls between them -- typically within the two realms of human resources and risk management. After all, weren't many of the same physicians and other medical providers treating both occupational injuries and non-occupational maladies? Oftentimes that answer was "yes." Over time, the treatment of these exposure sources became more distinct as between occupational and non-occupational causes which naturally led to increasing difficulty in leveraging those early ideas with synergistic potential.

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