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Feb
25

Worker comp payers – hold on to your purses and wallets

Joe Paduda

Two news items hit the virtual desk this morning; hospitals will lose more than $50 billion this year, and consolidation among hospitals and health systems is continuing, isn’t improving quality, and is increasing health systems’ leverage over payers. The bad … Continue reading Worker comp payers – hold on to your purses and wallets

Feb
23

CVC acquires a majority stake in MedRisk

Joe Paduda

International private equity firm CVC Capital Partners will acquire a majority stake in workers’ comp physical management company MedRisk. The Carlyle Group is the current majority shareholder and will retain a “significant stake” along with MedRisk senior management. I could … Continue reading CVC acquires a majority stake in MedRisk

Feb
22

The scammers fighting CDC’s opioid guidelines

Joe Paduda

Several commenters purporting to be chronic pain patients responded to my post about the AMA’s bemoaning CDC’s opioid guidelines.  Their stories were tragic; heartfelt; full of pain, suffering, and grief.  All decried the CDC’s guidelines as wildly misplaced, directly responsible … Continue reading The scammers fighting CDC’s opioid guidelines