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Health-focused managed care: Physician drug dispensing solutions

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.

Care management solutions: Narcotic management

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.

Reining in the Cost of Physician Dispensing

Express Scripts’ Physician-Dispensed Medication Solution provides payers visibility into the true cost of medication.

Health-focused managed care: Pharmacy benefit management services

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.

Specialty Drugs in Workers' Compensation: A Guide for Claims Managers

Twenty years ago there were only 10 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.

Average Wholesale Price Inflation Continues

The workers' comp industry has historically seen increases in AWP inflation for brand medications more so than generic, but in 2014 generic AWP increased ten-fold. This paper discusses the causes of this inflation and how the impact can be mitigated.

Opioids in the Treatment of Injured Workers: When and How to Maximize Effectiveness

Use of prescription painkillers has increased in staggering proportions compared with other medication classes, in terms of the number of prescriptions written, costs and incidence of overuse and abuse.

Physician Dispensing: Dialogue, Data, and Collaboration Drive Positive Change

In 2013, key stakeholders in the workers’ compensation industry gathered to discuss physician dispensing. The consensus was that dialogue, data, and collaboration could drive positive change. Now a year later, this paper discusses what’s happened.

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.

Focus on Pharmacy: Physician Dispensing

CorVel’s Focus on Pharmacy Management whitepapers aim to provide readers with tools and approaches to to mitigate exposure in their risk program.

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