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Paduda: Work Comp Services: Specialize or Generalize? 11/30/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 202 | 0
WorkCompWire’s Leaders’ Speak column features a two...Read More

Paduda: And the Big Winner of the 2018 Midterms Is: Medicaid 11/08/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 160 | 0
Three deep red states voted to expand Medicaid, and a fourth voted in a governor who will comply with her state’s 2017 referendum results and do the same. ...Read More

Paduda: Workers' Comp Claim Counts Are Down … Right? 11/02/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 256 | 0
A recently released analysis of workers’ comp claim frequency tells us what we’ve known for years: The percentage of workers who get hurt on the job has been ...Read More

Paduda: Who's Investing in Work Comp Services Now? 10/26/2018
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 234 | 0
Several years ago it was smaller private equity firms who bought companies for $75 million to $200 million, built them up and sold them off. Then it was the bigger PE firms that put together a couple of these and hoped to sell them for more than they paid, and were mostly successful....Read More

Paduda: Chronic Opioids Can Be Solved 10/12/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 204 | 0
That’s the key lesson from Oct. 3's session on dealing with legacy opioid claims at International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions' 104th convention in Virginia. ...Read More

Paduda: The Latest Deal in Workers' Comp Services 09/25/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 252 | 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 | 173 | 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 | 309 | 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 | 244 | 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 | 278 | 0
Two years ago, brand-drug manufacturers paid out $127 billion in rebates, and other discounts and fees. ...Read More
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