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May
19

The invasion of the techies

Joe Paduda

Artificial intelligence.  Block chain.  Wearables. Smart phones. Chatbots. Various combinations thereof. All these tech wonder-things are working their way into workers’ comp…or at least trying to. I’ve been tracking this sporadically (who has time to monitor all the press releases … Continue reading The invasion of the techies

May
18

Sedgwick buys Orchid Medical

Joe Paduda

Sedgwick has acquired Orchid Medical in what is the giant TPA’s latest move to add more services to its portfolio. Sedgwick hasn’t posted on this yet; when it does it should be here. Over the last few years Sedgwick added … Continue reading Sedgwick buys Orchid Medical

May
17

NCCI’s take on medical cost drivers, part 2

Joe Paduda

Last week I posted on Raji Chadarevian and Sean Cooper’s excellent presentation at AIS. Here’s my what-this-means-for-you takeaways. Drug spend decline While NCCI’s reporting that dollars for drugs now account for 7 percent of annual isn’t too much of a … Continue reading NCCI’s take on medical cost drivers, part 2