Employment benefits are likely to continue to face pandemic challenges and will need to be adjusted to address COVID-19-related treatment gaps, according to a report published Thursday by Mitchell International Inc.
San Diego-based real estate / Accident companies predict that the labor industry will continue to see a shortage of primary care physicians and delays in care. In addition, the industry will need to lean more towards automation and telecommunications health and is likely to see an increasing number of opioid abuse and mental health claims.
"A healthcare trend that we will follow closely this year is what happens to palliative care," said Michele Hibbert-Iacobacci, senior vice president of compliance management at Mitchell, in the report. "Do complainants still receive palliative care that was delayed due to the pandemic after they healed?" reported since the start of the pandemic closures and studies showing a significant increase in reported anxiety and depression, according to the report. of telemedicine to treat injured workers.
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