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First Script's 2013 Drug Trends Analysis provides a look at current drug utilization and spending trends within our workers' compensation pharmacy benefit claims.
Pain is the body’s signal that something is wrong, right? What about pain that persists—sometimes long after the original injury has healed? Chronic pain is a scourge, not only for the afflicted, but also for employers & insurers who foot the bill.
This study looks inside a catastrophic work comp case that included multiple opioids totaling over $27,000 a month. The case was brought to myMatrixx for review and the outcome delivered a savings of over $250,000 per year for the claim.
Published: 04/11/2014 in Workers’ Comp & Disability
My colleagues that participate in CompPharma authored a very good piece on compounding medications.
While the recommendations made by the consortium are sound, we need to apply practical steps given the
Express Scripts Research Shows Choosing Appropriate Medications Could Save Workers' Compensation Pay
Published: 03/19/2012 in Workers’ Comp & Disability
Choosing clinically equivalent, lower-cost narcotic medications could cut more than $23 million a year in pharmacy-related costs for workers' compensation claims, according to an Express Scripts analysis.
Twenty years ago there were only ten specialty drugs on the market and they were rarely seen in workers’ compensation. Today there are over 300 and drugs such as anticoagulants and antivirals are making their way into claims.
Transforming provider networks: Sedgwick’s five-star provider benchmarking program uses data to build networks on quality of care and successful claims outcomes. Read more to learn how clients consistently realize 20% reduction in total cost of risk.
Published: 05/21/2014 in Workers’ Comp & Disability
Currently, 21 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws allowing for the medical use of marijuana. However, during this time marijuana has remained a Schedule I substance at the federal level, causing confusion...
Legalized use of medical and/or recreational marijuana in some states raises questions about what workplace safety, drug testing, and other risk management policies employers may want to adopt or modify and the possible consequences of the policies.
Published: 02/27/2012 in Workers’ Comp & Disability
New suite of Express Scripts workers' compensation services will detect and deter fraud in workers’ compensation prescriptions saving tens of millions of dollars annually.