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Dr. Teresa Bartlett

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Senior Vice President and Medical...

Phone: (248) ***-****  
Email: t***@***.com
Local Address:  Troy , Michigan , United States
Sedgwick Claims Management Services , Inc.
1100 Ridgeway Loop Road
Memphis , Tennessee 38120
United States

Company Description: Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. is the leading North American provider of innovative claims and productivity management solutions. Sedgwick CMS and its...   more

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"Physicians are the most critical ..., 26 Oct 2015 [cached]
"Physicians are the most critical component to a successful health care experience," said Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Troy, Michigan-based senior vice president and medical director of Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc.
Payers also dislike when physicians engage in aggressive or unnecessary medical testing, and when they render medical care outside evidence-based guidelines without clearly documenting why, Dr. Bartlett said.
Meanwhile, submitting untimely utilization review responses or not conveying the covered conditions within a claim are examples of payer behaviors that can lead to contentious relationships with physicians, she added.
Dr. Bartlett, Ms. Wagner and other experts in attendance at the 2015 California Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference in Dana Point, California, earlier this month stressed that effective communication requires participation from both parties.
Having physicians tour the worksite provides a greater understanding of workers' functional requirements, Dr. Bartlett said, adding that supplying pictures, videos and job descriptions is also helpful.
At Sedgwick, "there is a higher degree of scrutiny and UR" with physicians who don't obtain good claim and medical outcomes, Dr. Bartlett said. "Doctors definitely need to know they are being watched and held accountable."
It is the workers comp industry's responsibility to drive the use of evidence-based care, which is "based on the latest research and ensures physicians are staying current with new technology and medical practice," she added.
Sedgwick CMS | Press Releases, 17 Feb 2009 [cached]
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Memphis, Tenn., February 17, 2009 - Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS), North America's largest independent provider of claims and productivity management services, today announced the recent appointment of Teresa Bartlett, M.D. as senior vice president and medical director.
As medical director for Sedgwick CMS, Dr. Bartlett will be the firm's senior advisor in matters affecting the design and delivery of medical management services for the company's claims clients. She will provide strategic counsel and operational support in all areas of medical management including managed care, return-to-work, bill review, medical outcomes protocols, and health and safety matters. Dr. Bartlett will also advise and represent Sedgwick CMS in efforts to integrate the delivery of occupational and non-occupational medical services and in public policy matters affecting healthcare as part of the claims services process.
Dr. Bartlett joined Sedgwick CMS from Chrysler LLC, where she was the senior manager responsible for integrated health care and disability medical programs. During her twenty-year career with Chrysler she managed their multi-state workers' compensation and disability programs, as well as Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) programs for the company's Canadian operations. She also led their development of evidence-based medical substantiation procedures that improved care for workers and assured value for company expenditures on medical services.
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine awarded a team directed by Dr. Bartlett it's 2005 Corporate Health Achievement Award for the development and implementation of a best practice clinical model. In 2008 she received the Health Care Hero Award from Crain's Detroit Business for workplace back pain mitigation initiatives. Dr. Bartlett is a past member of the steering committee of the Michigan Primary Care Consortium. A graduate of the School of Medicine of the Technological University of Santiago, DR, she completed clinical internships in the Yale Affiliated Hospitals Program of the Yale School of Medicine.
"Throughout her medical career Teresa Bartlett has demonstrated practical leadership in making the health of workers the foundation of effective workers' compensation and disability programs," said David A. North, president and chief executive officer of Sedgwick CMS.
Common side effects include constipation, ..., 6 Sept 2015 [cached]
Common side effects include constipation, weight gain, dry mouth, nausea, lower testosterone, impotence and depression, said Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Troy, Michigan-based senior vice president and medical director of Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc.
Sometimes patients will see that list and say, "No thanks, I'd rather tough this out for a little while than experience some of these side effects," she said.
Workers comp sometimes also pays for prescriptions for Viagra and Cialis, which treat erectile dysfunction often caused by opioids, Dr. Bartlett said.
"Why not lower the dose and get (an injured worker) off the opioid rather than add three or four more drugs to treat the symptoms that the opioid caused? Dr. Bartlett said. "It's maddening and it's sad."
For one opioid, Actiq, adjunct therapies can mean dental work, Dr. Bartlett said.
Actiq, which contains the Schedule II controlled substance fentanyl, is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to manage breakthrough pain in cancer patients, but is often prescribed to injured workers.
Taking the form of a lollipop, Actiq can cause dental issues, Dr. Bartlett said.
The lollipop was "really designed for end-of-life care for people who are maybe a week to a month away from dying," she added.
Teresa Bartlett, M.D., Sr. ..., 17 Mar 2015 [cached]
Teresa Bartlett, M.D., Sr. Vice President Medical Quality, Sedgwick CMS
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Teresa Bartlett, M.D., Senior Vice President Medical Quality, Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.
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