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Workers' Compensation News


 

Paduda: Why We're Not Solving Opioid Addiction 07/12/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 93 | 0
The reason opioid abuse disorder (OAD) is such a huge problem is because no one’s figured out how to A) fix it while B) making a shipload of money. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Drug Rebates, Technology and What's Next 06/14/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 149 | 0
Two years ago, brand-drug manufacturers paid out $127 billion in rebates, and other discounts and fees. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Health Insurance Status and Workers' Comp 06/06/2018
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 216 | 0
The ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Opioids, Marijuana, Pain and Workers' Comp 05/25/2018
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 467 | 0
The National Council on Compensation Insurance's Raji Chadarevian discussed opioid utilization, price and cost at NCCI’s recent Annual Issues Symposium 2018. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: State Fund Is Solving Opioids 05/01/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: CA | Segment: Top | 333 | 0
I’ve lauded the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Comp for its great successes reducing opioid usage. But, I’ve heard from many stakeholders that Ohio’s got a unique advantage. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: 919,400 People Aren't Working Because of Opioid Use 04/11/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 371 | 0
My best guess is about a quarter of those are work comp patients. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Opioids: Bad News and Good 03/23/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 265 | 0
Patients taking opioids over the long term don’t go back to work, yet many long-term opioid patients can be weaned off opioids within two years. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Is Work Comp Medical Inflation Increasing? 03/16/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 305 | 0
USI’s 2018 Insurance Market Outlook indicates workers’ comp medical inflation will hit 6%, a significant jump over recent years.  ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Are You Being Gamed? 02/26/2018
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 467 | 0
I’ve had a number of conversations of late with self-insured employers about their workers’ comp “savings” reports. One thing that keeps coming up is how — and why — vendors game the numbers. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Stone Point Buys Genex — Again 02/16/2018
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 681 | 0
Case management/bill review/utilization review/independent medical exam company Genex has been re-purchased by Stone Point Capital. Stone Point sold the business to Apax in 2014. ...Read More
 
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