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Paduda: Workers' Comp Hospital Costs — Implications for Payers 09/08/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 271 | 0
The Workers' Compensation Research Institute's report on variations in-hospital outpatient costs is yet more evidence of the wide and seemingly nonsensical variations in work comp regu...Read More
 
 

Pfeifer: Permanent Total Disability Benefits 09/06/2016
State: OH | Segment: Top | 774 | 0
In 1983, Robert Boyd, who is now in his early 90s, retired from the Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. Twenty-two years later, in 2005, he filed a claim for workers’ compensation benefits for asbestosis in both lungs. The claim was allowed and he began collecting benefits. But the story ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Companies Need strategies, Execs Need Success 08/30/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 171 | 0
Those two often don’t match up very well. Example: Work comp insurance companies benefit when medical and indemnity costs are lower than expected. So, lower medical costs equal better “outcome” for the company. ...Read More
 
 

Pew: Marijuana Science Still Half-Baked 08/18/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 251 | 0
"Right now, the science doesn't support" re-scheduling marijuana. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Real Innovation in Health Care 08/15/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 348 | 0
What do these have in common? Duexis. Valeant. Martin Shkreli. Mylan. ...Read More
 
 

Pew: Aloha, Dave 08/11/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 240 | 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 | 231 | 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 | 353 | 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 | 301 | 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 | 367 | 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
 
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