Category: Disability

Essential Elements: Behavioral Health Treatment

Essential Elements: Behavioral Health Treatment

Posted by Tyler Arvig on February 21, 2018

We live in an interesting time of amazing technological advancement. It is truly the age of everything now. The benefits of smartphones, online shopping, and navigation systems cannot be understated. Similar advancements are also evident in the medical world, with medications, treatment options, and technological service options (such as telehealth) that would have been unfathomable […]

How Behavioral Health Roundtable Consultation Can Work for You

Posted by Tyler Arvig on July 26, 2017

At R3 Continuum, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to help solve our customers’ problems. This is not the same as offering an array of services. We do, of course, but only those services that we know help solve a specific problem. It is a collaborative and engaged process. One such service […]

Managing Iatrogenic Disability

Posted by Jennifer Kurtz on July 19, 2017

iatrogenic adjective  iat·ro·gen·ic \(ˌ)ī-ˌa-trə-ˈje-nik\: induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures – Merriam-Webster When managing a disability claim with significant iatrogenic contributions, it’s important to remember the word inadvertently in this definition. Many treating providers are drawn to health care because they want to help people. They are […]

Goal Oriented, not Target Fixated

Posted by Tyler Arvig on July 12, 2017

If we are honest, it is incredibly hard at times to not focus on problems. As humans, we are simply very good at it. In disability, it becomes almost impossible to not focus on the problem. To keep with my previous theme, let’s look at driving as an example. A key concept in performance driving […]

IME or Peer Review: How to Decide

Posted by Jennifer Kurtz on July 5, 2017

Independent medical evaluations (IMEs) and peer reviews are frequently used behavioral health referrals used in the absence management industry. Some would say they can be used interchangeably. I, however, am not one of those people. IMEs and peer reviews are significantly different. While they may at times answer similar questions, they do so in different […]

Managing Behavioral Health Disability

Posted by Jennifer Kurtz on June 21, 2017

Over the years, mental illness has become much more frequently a cause of disability. Five of the leading 10 causes of disability in the United States are mental health conditions (major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, alcohol use disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorders)1 (WHO) and by the year 2020, major depression is expected to be the leading […]

R3 Speaks: Work as a Health Behavior

Posted by Les Kertay on June 19, 2017

The mental and physical health benefits of working are well documented, as are the health risks of being out of work.  In fact, the negative health consequences of worklessness are substantially worse than a number of other well-recognized health risks. Why, then, does there remain an epidemic of needless worklessness in this country, and why […]