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Paduda: Uncomfortable Truths at NWCDC 12/12/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 402 | 0
Frank Pennachio is one of those people every industry really needs. He’s blunt, outspoken, deeply insightful and completely unafraid to challenge established practices. ...Read More
 
 

Pew: Compassion > Empathy > Sympathy 12/06/2017
By: Mark Pew
State: NA | Segment: Top | 252 | 0
On Nov. 1 at WorkCompCentral's Comp Laude gala in San Diego, I attended a session that reinforced how different "empathy" is from "sympathy." ...Read More
 
 

Pew: Making Big Opioid Pharma Pay 11/14/2017
By: Mark Pew
State: NA | Segment: Top | 280 | 0
As discussed in "Big Opioid Pharma = Big Tobacco?" there are attempts from around the country to hold Big Opioid Pharma (BOP) accountable for its part in the #opioid epidemi...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Opioids, MSAs and the Feds 11/06/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 291 | 0
According to the California Workers’ Compensation Institute, the average California Medicare set-aside includes almost $49,000 for drugs — about half of all future medical expenses. ...Read More
 
 

Pew: Big Opioid Pharma = Big Tobacco? 10/25/2017
By: Mark Pew
State: NA | Segment: Top | 266 | 0
Have you noticed that Big Opioid Pharma (BOP), manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids, are under attack? I have. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Run Like Hell 10/23/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 416 | 0
Shockingly, compound drug merchants allegedly lied when they sold accounts receivable to investors. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Failure Is Good 10/17/2017
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 214 | 0
Had a great conversation with an old friend. He runs a mid-sized work comp insurer and is one of the most forward-looking executives in this industry. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Claims, They Are A-Shifting 10/10/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 445 | 0
There appears to be a trend among many work comp insurers to shift more and more claims-handling responsibilities to third party administrators (TPAs). ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Watch Out for 'Innovation' 10/09/2017
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 373 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In any very mature industry — and workers’ comp is certainly that — certain truths are immutable. Scale, margin compression, consolidation are all inevitable — or at least two out of three are. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Why the Foresight Deal Is Different 10/03/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 377 | 0
There are two big takeaways: the price, and why Paradigm paid so much. ...Read More
 
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