Reduce Costs by Eliminating Silos and Coordinating Physical Medicine Networks

  • Room: Islander I
  • Session Number: MM4
Thursday, December 07, 2017: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM


Kelly Ingram-Mitchell
Unify Health Services
Steve Richards
Director of Claims & Litigatio
Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated


Integrating wellness and injury-prevention efforts with post-injury, physical therapy services — based on claims-data analysis revealing optimal use of each — makes sense, but rarely occurs. The result is a disjointed program lacking the focus that can produce optimal outcomes with a more efficient use of resources. Learn how multistate-employer Coca Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated tackled this problem and improved its results by enhancing coordination of its pre-injury and post-accident efforts. You’ll see how you can get more impact from a range of services that often are already in place, including physical therapy networks.


Learning Objectives

Evaluate the benefits of coordinating pre-injury initiatives with physical-therapy services
Analyze how wellness, prevention efforts and post-injury services impact overall claims costs
Question the inefficiencies of maintaining separate silos