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May 14, 2013

Reed Group MDGuidelines Help Maximize Return-to-Work ROI in New DataCare Whitepaper

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Reed Group® MDGuidelines are featured in DataCare's latest whitepaper "Calculating Hard-Dollar Returns on Return-to-Work Case Management".  In today's competitive business climate, a managed care company must provide empirical data that supports its ability to control costs, increase efficiency, and increase the quality of care. The key metrics that the company can focus on are Return-to-Work (RTW) savings and related hard and soft savings. The latest whitepaper shows how to calculate net savings and RTW ROI.

Download the whitepaper Calculating Hard-Dollar Returns on Return-to-Work Case Management (pdf)

http://www.datacare.com/images/stories/2013/CM_RTW_ROI_whitepaper/rg_rtw_roi_whitepaper.pdf

Reed Group's evidence-based recommendations provide a predicted disability duration (PDD) benchmark for each injured worker based on the injury, demographics, and co-morbidities. "Having quality evidence-based recommendations that inform the case manager of predicated disability durations is essential. We are committed to bringing our clients the most advanced tools that help them provide injured workers with timely and effective treatment," said Jon Seymour, MD, Reed Group President.

According to Dr. Paulo Franca, President and Chief Technology Officer of DataCare Corporation, "DataCare's integration with Reed Group is part of a growing trend to put easy-to-use predictive modeling tools in the hands of nurses and physicians. This will enable them to employ return-to-work guidelines that are more closely tailored for each patient based on factors such as age, job class, and the presence of additional (co-morbid) health conditions."

About DataCare Corporation (http://www.datacare.com)

Headquartered in San Jose, California, DataCare software supports evidence-based treatment decisions with defensible supporting documentation for workers' compensation claims. DataCare supports the highly specialized workflows for workers' compensation claims management, case management, utilization review, and bill review systems. DataCare's web-based solutions enable reviewers to be twice as productive as those using legacy paper-based workflows, and offer managers much better visibility into status, quality, and workload issues.

About Reed Group (http://www.reedgroup.com)
Reed Group® is the world's most trusted source of return-to-work information, helping companies improve employee absence outcomes. Reed Group's data, tools, customized solutions, and case management services help reduce absence incidence and duration, and get employees back to normal, healthy lives and full productivity. Reed Group is headquartered in Westminster, Colorado. More information at www.reedgroup.com and www.mdguidelines.com.

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