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Medical Authorization Forms Promote Quality Care and Customer Service

At BarnesCare, our goal is to partner with client companies to create the most efficient, effective delivery of occupational medicine.

Nurse Practitioners Add Value

 At BarnesCare, nurse practitioners are key players in a collaborative practice with physicians, physical and occupational therapists and other health care professionals.

Hair Testing – Is It Right for Your Company?

Did you know that an astounding 75% of drug users are employed?

BarnesCare Can Help Conserve Your Employees' Hearing
Noise, or unwanted sound, is one of the most pervasive occupational health hazards found in a wide range of industries.
Study Shows HIgh Return on EAP Investment

A study conducted by the Morneau Shepell research group found that every $1 invested in an employee assistance program (EAP) translates into a return on investment of $8.70 through a combination of improved productivity at work and less time away from work.

Diabetes and Hemoglobin A1C

Diabetes is a disease in which blood sugar, or blood glucose, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into the cells to give them energy. With type 1 diabetes, the body does not make insulin. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, the body does not make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in the blood. You may also have prediabetes. This means that the blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. Those with prediabetes may not have any symptoms but do have a much higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Injury and Illness Prevention

Companies that are successful at reducing worker injuries and illness often deploy effective prevention strategies to help keep employees healthy and on the job. BarnesCare’s workplace wellness experts can help you design a program for your unique environment and worker population.

Independent Medical Evaluations

When a question or dispute arises regarding the status of an employee, many employers and occupational health nurses turn to BarnesCare for an independent medical evaluation (IME). Because IMEs are performed by independent health care professionals with no stake in the outcome, employers receive an impartial, objective evaluation of an employee's health condition.

What to Do During the First 24-48 Hours of a Claim

As the old saying goes, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” BJC’s self-administered workers’ compensation team knows first-hand why the first 24-48 hours of every claim is critical. Employers who develop a protocol to follow after every report of injury are more successful in managing costs, defending frivolous claims and getting employees back to work safely.  

Buyer Beware: Pitfalls of Self-Administered Rapid Drug Tests

pit-fall / n: a hidden or not easily recognized danger or difficulty

The popularity of employer-administered rapid drug testing is on the rise. Dozens of vendors are marketing rapid drug test kits directly to employers, promising accuracy, convenience and cost savings. Employers should study all options carefully before deciding to self-administer employee rapid drug tests. A look beneath the surface of marketing promises reveals the major pitfalls in self-administering that may offset the benefits of rapid testing.
 

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