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November 09, 2017
Dr. Paul Peak
Director Clinical Pharmacy
Pharmacist interns: Tomorrow’s occupational injury asset

Claims administrators have an invaluable opportunity to help future pharmacists understand the challenges regarding prescription drug use for occupational injuries. A pharmacist intern program, like the one we offer at Sedgwick, can provide ex…

November 09, 2017 by Dr. Paul Peak, Director Clinical Pharmacy
July 28, 2017
Andrea Buhl, SVP Clinically Integrated Medical Program
Accuracy is a commodity

The consequences of initial care direction Accurate initial care direction can make all the difference in the outcome of a workers' compensation claim. When experienced clinicians are engaged and referencing proven triage guidelines, their guidanc…

July 28, 2017 by Andrea Buhl, SVP Clinically Integrated Medical Program
April 27, 2017
Wellness ZENter recap, April 26

On Wednesday in the Wellness ZENter, RIMS attendees had the opportunity to hear about a recent study on the work/health relationship. Darrell Brown, Chief Claims Officer at Sedgwick, and Brian Gifford, Director of Research and Measurement at Integrat…

April 27, 2017
February 09, 2017
Robin Moleski, VP Clinical Operations
Personalizing return to work management

The power of the process Consistently using the Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) in workers’ compensation return to work management is a good industry practice, but there’s power in taking a step beyond. Investing additional time to fully unde…

February 09, 2017 by Robin Moleski, VP Clinical Operations
May 12, 2016
Dr. Paul Peak
Director Clinical Pharmacy
Over-the-counter problem no longer under the radar

Three weeks ago, I was wrapping up a discussion with a client and fellow Sedgwick colleagues on the opioid epidemic. Someone in the room received the unexpected text that Prince had died. In the next few moments, without any other information, my fel…

May 12, 2016 by Dr. Paul Peak, Director Clinical Pharmacy
April 30, 2016
Shanea McKinney, Pharmacist
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is today

Participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day today, Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and you could save a life. National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day was established in 2010 by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) …

April 30, 2016 by Shanea McKinney, Pharmacist
April 04, 2016
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Dangerous prescribing practices and at-risk patients – a look at best practices

It was my privilege to present along with Dr. Paul Peak of Sedgwick at the 2016 National RX Drug and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia to discuss dangerous prescribing practices and at-risk patients. The conference was highlighted by a public ap…

April 04, 2016 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
March 05, 2016
John Webster, Sedgwick physician consultant
Engaging physicians in quality and safety initiatives

As healthcare delivery in the U.S. undergoes profound change from volume-based to value-based, patient-centered and more transparent care, there is increasing emphasis on quality and safety. In moving toward a culture of safety, leaders and policym…

March 05, 2016 by John Webster, Sedgwick physician consultant
February 19, 2016
Jim Harvey
VP Client Services
Combating prescription drug abuse

Last year, Dr. Reema Hammoud of Sedgwick shared a blog regarding National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will be held April 30, 2016. Ho…

February 19, 2016 by Jim Harvey, VP Client Services
August 27, 2015
George Furlong
SVP Managed Care Program Outcomes Analysis
Big data builds individualized healthcare strategies

This week, I spoke at The Center for Excellence track as part of the 2015 Workers’ Compensation and Education Conference in Orlando, FL. The responses from attendees reconfirmed how much people are seeking to understand how big data and predictive …

August 27, 2015 by George Furlong, SVP Managed Care Program Outcomes Analysis
August 10, 2015
Tracey Radford, VP Managed Care Client Services
Sedgwick partners with medical directors on opioid management

It is possible that 2015 will be the year remembered as the turning point in addressing the opioid and narcotic epidemic in the United Sates. This year, almost every conference, publication and industry expert has addressed the topic. Just last mon…

August 10, 2015 by Tracey Radford, VP Managed Care Client Services
July 26, 2015
Scott Rogers
President, Client Services
Big data: Analytics and trends

I think by now most would agree that “big data” is more of a catch phrase that encapsulates all things data, including interconnectivity of data repositories, trend analysis, benchmarking, predictive analytics and claim level interventions. Big dat…

July 26, 2015 by Scott Rogers, President, Client Services
July 17, 2015
James Harvey, SVP, Managed Care Products & Product Development
Opioid medications: Gateways to heroin use?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 46 people in the U.S. die from an overdose of prescription painkillers every day.[1] Deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses have increased more than 400% among women and 2…

July 17, 2015 by James Harvey, SVP, Managed Care Products & Product Development
July 02, 2015
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
What does the Supreme Court’s ACA subsidy ruling mean for workers’ compensation?

Last week the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health exchange subsidy. What does the ruling mean for workers’ compensation going forward? The ACA’s subsidy ruling has been a roller coaster ride for most of the major…

July 02, 2015 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
May 13, 2015
Edward Canavan
VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
Overview: California independent medical review process

Recently there has been a lot of discussion – in the media and throughout the industry – about the California independent medical review (IMR) process. Introduced to the workers’ compensation system in California as part of Senate Bill 863, IMR serve…

May 13, 2015 by Edward Canavan, VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
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