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Paduda: The Latest Deal in Workers' Comp Services 09/25/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 4 | 0
Paradigm announced it is purchasing Adva-Net, a Florida-based company with a network of pain management providers. While terms weren’t disclosed, word is the price was north of $105 million, a very healthy multiple of earnings. ...Read More
 
 
Potts: The L.A. Times Got It Wrong 09/17/2018
Source: Julleen Potts
State: CA | Segment: Top | 95 | 0
The Los Angeles Times' recent article on workers' compensation unfairly used the actions of a few to put all public safety officers in a bad light. My story tells you why. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Sloooooow Progress in California's Work Comp System 08/15/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: CA | Segment: Top | 248 | 0
That’s the quick takeaway from a review of California Workers' Compensation Institute's recent report on drug prescription management in the Golden State. (There’s a lot more to this study than this.)...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Why We're Not Solving Opioid Addiction 07/12/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 194 | 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 | 218 | 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 | 359 | 0
The ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Opioids, Marijuana, Pain and Workers' Comp 05/25/2018
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 699 | 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 | 500 | 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 | 450 | 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 | 322 | 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
 
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