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Pew: Cali-formulary Update 05/05/2017
Source: Mark Pew
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1899 | 0 | Popular with Legal
I was able to attend Monday's public hearing at the California Division of Workers' Compensation headquarters in Oakland about its proposed work comp drug formulary. The large auditorium was about half full, with lots of hugs and handshakes, as many of us have convened on t...Read More

Paduda: What's Your Company Worth? 04/24/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 918 | 0
With investors once again looking to buy into the work comp service sector, owners are looking to figure out what their company is worth. Truth is, many work comp services companies are tough to value, in large part due to their “non-contractual customers.” ...Read More

Paduda: Work Comp Disruption and 'the Important vs. the Urgent' 04/14/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2452 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A very long time ago, a professor in a business school class said, “You have to differentiate between things that are important and things that are urgent.” ...Read More

Pew: Marijuana and Workers' Comp 04/10/2017
By: Mark Pew
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1007 | 0 | Popular with Legal
I read an interesting story on the front page of Yahoo.com titled “ESPN’s NFL player poll about marijuana had some surprising results.” I then read the source article on ESPN.com, “Survey: Two-thirds of NFL players say legal pot equals fewer painkillers.” The title i...Read More

Paduda: Are You the Frog in The Pot? 03/14/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 784 | 0
At some point the frog figures out the water is getting too hot, but by then the heat has sapped so much of its strength that it can’t escape. It’s morbidly funny — except if you’re the frog. ...Read More

Paduda: Opioid Use in Work Comp has Dropped — and Cannabis Does Reduce Chronic Pain 03/07/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1464 | 0
Several states have seen precipitous decreases in the amount of opioids dispensed per claim. Kentucky, New York, Maryland and Michigan all saw reductions in excess of 35%. ...Read More

Paduda: Who's Going to Pay for the Opioid Crisis? 02/24/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1173 | 0
Insurers are loosening policy language to allow more treatment for opioid addiction. Treatment centers and providers are opening, expanding and increasing services to meet growing demand.  ...Read More

Paduda: ACA Deathwatch: The Impact on Workers' Comp 01/19/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1429 | 0
With Republicans getting closer to repealing Affordable Care Act, it’s time to consider how this would impact workers’ compensation. ...Read More

Paduda: Whither Workers' Comp in 2017 — Part II 12/30/2016
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1526 | 0
Thursday's post prognosticated about macro-drivers of workers comp; employment, investment returns, medical costs. Today’s focus is on what those macro-drivers mean for discrete parts of the work comp world – so here are the next five predictions. 6. Winner...Read More

Paduda: Whither Workers' Comp in 2017 — Part I 12/29/2016
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1388 | 0
It’s time to polish up the Health Strategy Associates crystal ball and prognosticate on what the next year will bring for workers’ comp. ...Read More
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