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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.
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
Published: 07/31/2013 in Workers’ Comp & Disability
Experts from Healthcare Solutions identify and debunk five common myths in workers’ compensation and explain why a thorough understanding of these issues can help improve injured worker outcomes, decrease administrative burden and reduce costs.
Workers’ compensation today focuses on assuring that injured workers receive appropriate
medical treatment while attempting to manage quality, cost and liabilities. The system has become
increasingly more complex.
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.
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: 09/05/2012 in Workers’ Comp & Disability
It's no secret prescription drug spending represents a disproportionately high percentage of workers' compensation costs. This white paper discusses a recent NCCI study on rising prescription drug costs and Sedgwick’s pharmacy solutions for clients.
How can employers help injured workers while ensuring appropriate use of narcotics and reducing unnecessary costs? Take a look into Sedgwick’s clinically based process, which aligns resources to impact safety, return to work and better outcomes.
Published: 11/20/2012 in Workers’ Comp & Disability
How can something as seemingly clear-cut as a provider prescribing a patient medication be so costly? Yet it can be–often 5-6x more vs. retail pharmacies. Read to learn how Sedgwick is seeking to control costs and ensure optimal outcomes for workers.
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...