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May
7

Research Round-up – the Hospital Edition

Joe Paduda

Lots of good stuff… Those darn facility costs… WCRI’s latest survey of outpatient hospital costs, reimbursement, and all manner of related matters is just off the presses. There’s data about specific states’ costs, network penetration, facility cost trends, surgical costs … Continue reading Research Round-up – the Hospital Edition

May
6

The MAJIC Act

Joe Paduda

The worst provisions of HB1465, aka the “any willing provider whether or not they can spell “workers’ comp” can join an MPN” bill have been removed from the text. Now, we get to deal with an almost-as-bad bill, which henceforth … Continue reading The MAJIC Act

May
5

Comp’s culture of catastrophizing

Joe Paduda

At the height of the COVID crisis last year, some research organizations, brokers/consultants and “thought leaders” were gravely forecasting how awful this was going to be for workers’ comp. Sure, we didn’t know what was going to happen, although careful … Continue reading Comp’s culture of catastrophizing