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2013 First Script Drug Trends Analysis

First Script's 2013 Drug Trends Analysis provides a look at current drug utilization and spending trends within our workers' compensation pharmacy benefit claims.

Chronic Pain: The Pathway Toward Resolution

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.

Opioid Drug Treatment Case Study

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.

Response to “Compounding is Confounding Workers’ Compensation”

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
current environment.

Express Scripts Research Shows Choosing Appropriate Medications Could Save Workers' Compensation Pay

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.

Specialty Drugs in Workers' Compensation

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.

Care management solutions: Provider benchmarking

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.

How will the Changing Legal Status of Marijuana Impact your Workers' Compensation Claims?

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...

Medical Marijuana: Low Impact or High Cost?

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.

Express Scripts Unveils Comprehensive Fraud, Waste and Abuse Program for Workers' Comp Clients

New suite of Express Scripts workers' compensation services will detect and deter fraud in workers’ compensation prescriptions saving tens of millions of dollars annually.

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