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July 11, 2019
Beth Burry
AVP, clinical ops, Sedgwick field case management and return to work
Five important elements of a strong return-to-work program

When an employee gets injured on the job, helping them return to work as quickly and safely as possible is the top priority. The longer they stay off work, claim costs rise and productivity is impacted. Studies show that the longer an injured employe…

July 11, 2019 by Beth Burry, AVP, clinical ops, Sedgwick field case management and return to work
May 30, 2019
Andrea Buhl
MSN, RN, FNP-BC, SVP of clinically integrated medical programs
Comorbidities and workplace injuries: Three ways to improve outcomes

The path to recovery after a workplace injury is not always a straight line. A workers’ compensation claim can become increasingly complex due to common health conditions and comorbidities. While comorbidities are often pre-existing and not directly …

May 30, 2019 by Andrea Buhl, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, SVP of clinically integrated medical programs
May 02, 2018
Mark Debus
clinical behavioral health specialist
The value of work: A case study

In a recent case, I helped an injured employee overcome anxiety and return to work.  It turned out that going back to work was its own kind of cure.  Ryan was off work due to a lower back injury.  His claims examiner contacted me becau…

May 02, 2018 by Mark Debus, clinical behavioral health specialist
February 02, 2018
Don Lipsey
Managed Care Specialty Products Manager
Curbing compounding

With its new rule requiring preauthorization of compound prescription drugs, Texas has become the latest state to attempt to curb the unnecessary use of compound drugs in workers’ compensation. The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) drafte…

February 02, 2018 by Don Lipsey, Managed Care Specialty Products Manager
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
September 15, 2015
Max Koonce, SVP Client Services
4 key risk management strategies to help improve results for employers

During my career, I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to spend several years with Walmart. They allowed me to grow, learn and develop. Working as senior director of risk management for the largest private-sector employer in the U.S. presen…

September 15, 2015 by Max Koonce, SVP Client Services
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
April 26, 2015
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
Creating a culture of health

Communities and companies alike are on a mission to create a culture of health. Obesity, chronic disease and diabetes management have long been a wellness focus for employers. 25 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed and its inten…

April 26, 2015 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
February 26, 2015
Dr. Paul Peak
Director Clinical Pharmacy
Zohydro ER gets FDA approval…but will it really help prevent abuse?

On January 30, 2015 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a reformulated version of Zohydro ER (a long-acting, single-entity hydrocodone product) that is designed to possess abuse-deterrent properties. When the FDA originally approve…

February 26, 2015 by Dr. Paul Peak, Director Clinical Pharmacy
April 29, 2014
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
The impact of the ACA on workers’ compensation

Learn more: Click above for additional Sedgwick perspective on the ACA in our Foresight for '14 or watch our Foresight for '14 video at youtu.be/hXt7Z8bGa44 The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is bringing many changes to the healthcare system in America –…

April 29, 2014 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
April 02, 2014
Outcomes-based networks: Are they all created equal?

With the buzz around outcomes-based networks in healthcare and now in workers' compensation, many are trying to understand what these are all about and if they are all created the same. In workers' compensation, one of the main goals for risk manage…

April 02, 2014
November 12, 2013
Kathy Tazic
Managing Director Client Services
Four keys for employer action: Illinois workers' comp

Employers face multiple pressures when considering ways to advocate and care for injured workers and manage costs in complex state workers' compensation systems. One of the keys to balancing these needs is to take advantage of all available resources…

November 12, 2013 by Kathy Tazic, Managing Director Client Services
July 09, 2013
Susan Shemanski, VP Client Services
Better with age? How are you managing your aging workforce?

Do you have a family member who is still working well past retirement age? You're not alone. A recent AARP study reported that 70% of U.S. workers plan on working past retirement age. In 2008, there were 28 million workers in the American work…

July 09, 2013 by Susan Shemanski, VP Client Services
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