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  • Marijuana high on federal radar

    Marijuana high on federal radar - Sedgwick Connection

    The buzz on New Year's Day was the legalization of recreational marijuana in California, the nation's most populous state. However, just four days later the focus shifted to federal drug enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act, which still classifies marijuana under Schedule I along with heroin and LSD.

  • Accommodation best practices: Consistency is key

    Accommodation best practices: Consistency is key - Sedgwick Connection

    Because of its relevance at the intersection of workers' compensation, leave of absence and federal laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the accommodation process requires a careful and thoughtful approach. Employers often offer light duty or transitional work programs for workers' compensation claims; however, many [...]

  • Accuracy is a commodity

    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 guidance bolsters treatment safety, accurate diagnosis, and documentation of items that may delay recovery, such as comorbidities, and fosters lasting return to work.

  • Dismantling the beast

    Dismantling the beast - Sedgwick Connection

    The art of rooting out complicated cost-building tactics and re-pricing complex bills The healthcare industry has an uneven compensation system. Healthcare providers, by necessity, utilize complex pricing systems and strategies that inflate costs for employers in workers' compensation. These tactics are deployed to compensate for lost income for services provided in group and private healthcare.

  • MSAs: A second bite at the apple

    MSAs: A second bite at the apple - Sedgwick Connection

    CMS now permits some old MSAs to be re-approved Before this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) had a simple philosophy: Parties get one bite at the apple when it comes to CMS approval. However, on Monday, CMS released an updated Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Portal (WCMSAP) users' guide that outlined a [...]

  • New paid leave laws introduced

    New paid leave laws introduced - Sedgwick Connection

    Paid family leave and paid parental leave are currently key topics for employers as they look to expand benefits for their employees. Recently, San Francisco introduced a paid parental leave ordinance and New York announced a new paid family leave benefits law. These new regulations include some elements that take effect July 1, 2017.

  • Embracing change: From volume-based to value-based healthcare

    Embracing change: From volume-based to value-based healthcare

    Sedgwick supports Healthcare Risk Management Week June 19-23 Sedgwick's healthcare risk management team works alongside healthcare risk managers to reduce risks and improve safety by delivering cost-effective claims, productivity, managed care, patient safety, risk consulting and other services. Taking care of people is at the heart of everything we do.

  • Giving back, one pizza slice at a time

    Giving back, one pizza slice at a time - Sedgwick Connection

    Can pizza really change lives? (Those of you who can't live without pizza probably answered with a resounding yes.) This week, a few colleagues and I had the opportunity to visit a very special place where every slice of pizza served gives back to the community, sparking a continuous circle of change for those on both sides of the counter.

  • The basics of complex claims

    The basics of complex claims - Sedgwick Connection

    Most workers' compensation claims do not start out as complex. They become complex over time due to specific drivers that increase costs and duration. Being able to recognize and resolve these drivers at the right time will help reduce a claim's likelihood of becoming complex.

  • What can April the Giraffe teach us about family leave?
     It turns out plenty!

    Pregnancy: A waiting game - Sedgwick Connection

    April the Giraffe has been quite the internet sensation! Some 20 million people around the world have followed her seemingly endless pregnancy since February. Although currently closed for the season, the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, April's home, has jumped on the opportunity to raise awareness about giraffes and the educational animal park itself by live-streaming the [...]

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