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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.
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.
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.
First Script's 2013 Drug Trends Analysis provides a look at current drug utilization and spending trends within our workers' compensation pharmacy benefit claims.
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.
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: 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...
Published: 12/19/2011 in Workers’ Comp & Disability
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.
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.
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