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Joe Paduda Discusses Work Comp Fee Schedules at IAIABC Annual Convention

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | 4004 | 0

Portland, Maine (August 30, 2016) Joseph Paduda, principal of Health Strategy Associates, will discuss workers' compensation fee schedules at IAIABC's 102nd Annual Convention, September 26-29 in Portland, Maine.

A majority of U.S. jurisdictions use fee schedules to reduce friction and control costs of workers' compensation medical services. Paduda will participate in "The Effective Use of Fee Schedules in Workers' Compensation" panel starting at 3 p.m. on September 28. Panelists, which also include Todd Brown, Practice Leader Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, Medata; David Dietz, MD, PhD, Principal, David Dietz and Associates; Ryan Brannan, Commissioner, Texas Division of Workers' Compensation; and Wesley Marshall, Chairman, Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission, will discuss the elements that make fee schedules effective and what jurisdictions can do to enhance them in the future.

"CMS' changes to the Medicare provider fee schedule that are rippling through workers' compensation have a disproportionate impact on reimbursement for physical therapy, imaging and primary care," Paduda said. "They will be a major influence on utilization and treatment patterns."

IAIABC's Annual Convention will take place in the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel in Portland, Maine.

Paduda is an authority on workers' compensation medical management with extensive experience in pharmacy services. In addition to consulting with managed care organizations, employers, health care providers, private equity firms, and insurers, he regularly conducts surveys of workers' comp payers on managing work comp pharmacy costs, opioid use, bill review system, and claims systems. For more information, please see www.healthstrategyassoc.com or www.ManagedCareMatters.com.

Media Contact: Helen Patterson, King Knight Communications, helen@kingknight.com,