Ian Bridgman

November 2023 – Why Biopsychosocial Matters

By Dr Les Kertay – What’s the Problem?… In our last column, we introduced the distinction between a biomedical approach to diagnoses and a biopsychosocial approach. We noted that some of the difficulty with current claims processes, in disability and in workers’ compensation, is that we attempt to apply a biomedical model to something that […]

October 2023 – Quantifying Psychosocial Factors

A Consistent Repeatable Measure! Over Medicalization of ClaimsThere has been much discussion in the claims profession concerning the “over medicalization of claims” in disability and in workers comp insurance over the years. What do we mean by this? Well, in the medical profession, a bio medical model is followed, a patient has a medical condition, […]

July 2023 – Amplify Mental Health Expertise

Amplify Your Mental Health Expertise An educational webinar on adjudicating claims with a mental health component Join Munich Re, along with Dr. Les Kertay, Ph.D., and Ian Bridgman from The Claim Lab, on July 18th at 1:00PM ET, for a discussion on the complexities of adjudicating claims with a mental health component. Dr. Kertay, Ph.D., […]

November 2022 – The Cost of Ignoring Psychosocial

The Psychosocial influencers on a claim have always been rather esoteric, hard to quantify, down to the claim adjusters judgement and feelings… So how can we possibly assign a cost to this abstract concept. Let’s look at this in more detail….As we accumulate more psychosocial data, we can study the effect of these psychosocial influencers on […]

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