Official Disability Guidelines (ODG™) from the Work Loss Data Institute (WLDI)


Official Disability Guidelines (ODG™) from the Work Loss Data Institute (WLDI)


  • Recommendations based on evidenced-based methodology
  • Claims efficiency also used for auto-approval of high incidence/frequency and low cost items
  • Guidelines Peer Reviewed annually by over 80 members consisting of a cross section of doctors involved in the diagnosis and treatment of work-related conditions
  • Accepted by the Federal Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) for inclusion in the National Guideline Clearinghouse


  • Proven Results / Excellent Feedback
  • Savings of up to 60% in medical costs and lost-time
  • Ongoing Updates, Annual Editions
  • Cost effective
  • Integrated Treatment and Duration Data/Guidelines

ODG provides the most up to date evidence-based medical treatment and disability duration guidelines to improve as well as benchmark outcomes in workers’ comp and disability. ODG is succinct, straightforward, complete, and authoritative – based on an aggregate of over 10 million cases and 18 years of research, including an ongoing systematic medical literature review to make tangible and accessible the results of important and emerging medical evidence to minimize the impact of illness and injury in the workplace.

Designed for use by providers, employers, insurance claims professionals, and state workers’ comp authorities, ODG is the only reference to unite evidence-based protocols for medical treatment with normative expectations for disability duration.

ODG is the most complete and widely used workers’ comp evidence-based decision support tool available today.