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Payers' Acceptance of Medical Marijuana Growing

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Monday, October 2, 2017 | 876 | 0 | 5 min read

Medical marijuana is moving into the mainstream in workers’ comp, with another major carrier announcing a process for providing cannabis to claimants. Safety National is working with a medical-marijuana vendor to provide cannabis to an injured worker in at least one claim, Sherri Hickey, Safety National’s assistant vice president for medical management, said during a recent webinar. A nurse practitioner with the marijuana vendor evaluates the patient, looking at their diagnoses, medications they’re taking, and height and weight, Hickey said. Based on that information, a tre...

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