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Paduda: Real Innovation in Health Care 08/15/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 393 | 0
What do these have in common? Duexis. Valeant. Martin Shkreli. Mylan. ...Read More

Pew: Aloha, Dave 08/11/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 311 | 0
I had the honor of attending Saturday's Celebration of Life for David John DePaolo at the Channel Islands Aviation Hangar 265 in Camarillo, California. David's family and friends were there but also many of his (and my) colleagues in workers' compensation. There were mo...Read More

Paduda: More Insured via Exchanges Is Good News for Work Comp 08/03/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 272 | 0
People who obtained private health insurance coverage thru the exchanges in 2014 were less healthy than those previously insured. A just-published article in HealthAffairs provides details on their medical issues and conditions. ...Read More

Paduda: You Broke It, You Own It 07/12/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 387 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill before the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate would have required physicians and pharmacists to check state databases before prescribing or dispensing opioids. ...Read More

Paduda: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Science! 07/11/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 367 | 0
I think we’ve figured out why, in the face of compelling evidence to the contrary, plaintiff attorneys in California continue to argue that the work comp system poorly serves a large number of workers’ comp patients.   ...Read More

Paduda: Disability Is Not a Medical Condition 06/17/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 423 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Awhile back I had the pleasure of interviewing Glenn Pransky MD, M.Occ.H., the director of Liberty Mutual’s Center for Disability Research. ...Read More
Pew: The Work Comp Forecast in Florida 06/16/2016
By: Mark Pew
State: NA | Segment: Top | 311 | 0
Is work comp fair? If "fair" is a subjective term, is it even achievable? The gathering storm in Florida is going to help determine those answers. ...Read More

Paduda: Who's Running Your Company? 05/23/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 427 | 0
Is it the execs or the information technology department? ...Read More

Paduda: Are Work Comp Medical Costs Really Dropping? 05/19/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 447 | 0
The recent announcement at NCCI AIS that medical costs for lost-time claims dropped for the first time ever was a shocker. Talks with experts and industry pros after Kathy Antonello’s talk led to much head scratching and wondering. ...Read More

Paduda: Opioids, Spines and Dead People 04/28/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 521 | 0
Friend and colleague Dr. David Deitz was kind enough to provide his perspective on two seemingly unconnected items in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine that are highly relevant for medical providers treating occupational injuries. ...Read More
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