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Workers' Compensation News


Paduda: What's Really Happening in Workers' Comp 11/07/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1183 | 0
Injury rates are plummeting, insurance premium rates are flat or dropping, and medical costs are down as well. ...Read More

Paduda: Why Are Work Comp Medical Costs Decreasing? 10/25/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 726 | 0 | Popular with Other
Medical costs were up a mere 3% in 2014, and actually dropped by a point in 2015 (in National Council on Compensation Insurance states). ...Read More

Paduda: Takeaways From DOL's State Workers' Compensation Report 10/07/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 679 | 0
After discussing Wednesday's meeting at the Department of Labor with several colleagues and reviewing notes, here are my key takeaways. ...Read More

Paduda: What Medicare's Reimbursement Changes Mean for Work Comp 09/28/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 946 | 0
It isn’t possible to exaggerate the implications of the changes to Medicare’s provider fee schedule. ...Read More

Paduda: Work Comp's Future Is Not What You Think it Is 09/16/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1139 | 0 | Popular with Medical
What drives workers’ comp is employment — more specifically, payroll, industry type and claim frequency. ...Read More

Paduda: Workers' Comp Hospital Costs — Implications for Payers 09/08/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 520 | 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 | 1086 | 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 | 368 | 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 | 611 | 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 | 610 | 0
What do these have in common? Duexis. Valeant. Martin Shkreli. Mylan. ...Read More
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