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Paduda: Disability Is Not a Medical Condition 06/17/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 368 | 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
Pew: The Work Comp Forecast in Florida 06/16/2016
By: Mark Pew
State: NA | Segment: Top | 270 | 0
Is work comp fair? If "fair" is a subjective term, is it even achievable? The gathering storm in Florida is going to help determine those answers. ...Read More

Paduda: Who's Running Your Company? 05/23/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 390 | 0
Is it the execs or the information technology department? ...Read More

Paduda: Are Work Comp Medical Costs Really Dropping? 05/19/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 404 | 0
The recent announcement at NCCI AIS that medical costs for lost-time claims dropped for the first time ever was a shocker. Talks with experts and industry pros after Kathy Antonello’s talk led to much head scratching and wondering. ...Read More

Paduda: Opioids, Spines and Dead People 04/28/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 454 | 0
Friend and colleague Dr. David Deitz was kind enough to provide his perspective on two seemingly unconnected items in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine that are highly relevant for medical providers treating occupational injuries. ...Read More

Priz: Tangled Webs and Workers' Comp Insurance 04/26/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 305 | 0
Sometimes I think the insurance industry gets a little too clever for its own good, particularly in regard to workers' compensation insurance. And when it does, it often ends up generating considerable work for the courts and for insurance regulators. ...Read More
Pew: Steak and Pain 04/14/2016
By: Mark Pew
State: NA | Segment: Top | 300 | 0
A doctor, two pharmacists and a blogger walk into a bar ... That's not a joke but how dinner started Tuesday in San Diego's Gaslamp District after a second excellent day at the Risk Insurance Management Society conference. As happens so often when I get together with friends ...Read More
Paduda: Why Be a Crook When You Can Be a Dispensing Doc? 04/13/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 285 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers' Compensation Research Institute's latest report on physician dispensing confirms what we weary soldiers have known for years: The physician dispensing industry is way better at figuring out how to screw employers and taxpayers than workers’ comp payers and regulators ar...Read More
Paul: The Home Health Care Burden 03/28/2016
By: Jeremiah L. Paul
State: NA | Segment: Top | 238 | 0
Many of us have experienced that gut-wrenching moment of receiving an out-of-the-blue demand for reimbursement of hundreds of thousands of dollars for home health care. I was recently presented with such a demand, and as is often the case, the demand was accompanied with little to no proof or exp...Read More
Paduda: What Happened to Work Comp Regulation? 03/21/2016
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 224 | 0
In response to my post on payers shifting medical management strategy decision-making from experts to non-experts, a longtime friend and colleague provided his perspective. Wi...Read More
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