Dr. Teresa Bartlett Joins Sedgwick CMS As Medical Director

Memphis, TN (CompNewsNetwork) - Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS), North America's largest independent provider of claims and productivity management services, today announced the 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.  “We look forward to her contributions to Sedgwick CMS clients as our senior medical resource.” 

Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. is the leading North American provider of innovative claims and productivity management solutions.  Sedgwick CMS and its affiliated companies deliver cost-effective claims administration, medical management, risk consulting and related services to clients through the expertise of 6,400 colleagues in a hundred and fifty offices in the U.S. and Canada.  The company specializes in workers' compensation; disability, FMLA and other employee absence; general, automobile and professional liability; and warranty and credit card claims services.  Sedgwick CMS and its affiliates design and implement customized programs based on proven practices that meet client needs.

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