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Paduda: You Broke It, You Own It 07/12/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 447 | 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 | 455 | 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 | 574 | 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 | 406 | 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 | 482 | 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 | 505 | 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 | 660 | 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 | 405 | 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 | 440 | 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 | 372 | 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
 
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