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Aug
21

High hospital costs? This may be why.

Joe Paduda

Work comp and auto payers in many southeastern states have seen a sharp rise in facility costs over the last five years. While ineffective fee schedules are partially to blame, the real driver may well be politicians’ refusal to expand … Continue reading High hospital costs? This may be why.

Aug
19

Are health insurers’ profits and costs the problem?

Joe Paduda

There’s a lot of bleating about the huge profits made by health insurers, with some – including too many who should know better – complaining loud and long. [Insurers and pharma netted about $97 billion last year.] While some would … Continue reading Are health insurers’ profits and costs the problem?

Aug
16

Conference overload

Joe Paduda

For a relatively small industry, there sure are a ton of conferences. From WCRI to NCCI to AASCIF to CSIA to CLM to PRIMA to NWCDC to SIIA to WCI360 to RIMS to AFERM to the ExecuSummit and dozens of … Continue reading Conference overload