Webinar Recording: 5 Things You Need to Know About Absence in a Post-COVID Workplace

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Like so many areas of our industry impacted by the pandemic, the handling of occupational injuries saw its own evolution over the past year and a half. Despite challenges brought on by the pandemic, workers’ compensation programs have continued to push claims forward. Independent medical examinations (IMEs) have long been used to help make determinations in these cases, but their delivery has adapted in the face of evolving COVID conditions. As a result, insurers and absence professionals have turned to best-in-class IME service providers to ensure safe conditions as well as meet the needs of rising psychosocial conditions that have become more prevalent due to the pandemic.

This session covered the five things you should know about IMEs and COVID-19, including how IMEs may be needed to help make determinations on COVID-19 claims and knowing when to use in-person versus telemedicine IMEs.


  • Donna Bradshaw, Vice President of IME Services, Genex Services


This webinar qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 ADMS, 1 CDMS, 1 CLMS, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. If you are interested in receiving continuing education credit for the recorded webinar, you will need to watch the full webinar, and then download your certificate of attendance from the “Webinar Recording and Continuing Education” tab.

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