A.I.: The Basics
Managed Care Matters
by jay
10h ago
AI is all over healthcare, from assisting in diagnosis to evaluating new medicines, from allocating resources to triage. Sure, there’s enormous potential – there’s also big risks. At last fall’s National Work Comp conference AI was all over the exhibit ..read more
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Rural hospitals – and healthcare – are in deep trouble.
Managed Care Matters
by Joe Paduda
2d ago
With the unwinding of Medicaid post-COVID emergency, rural healthcare is falling deeper into financial trouble. Consulting form Chartis just published their review of rural healthcare…among the findings The unwinding issue is exacerbating problems in states that failed to expand Medicaid…the ..read more
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Good news Friday…
Managed Care Matters
by Joe Paduda
6d ago
In our ongoing effort to maintain or possibly even improve our collective sanity in these increasingly bizarre times, here’s some good news to start your weekend. Jobs Earlier this week I did a talk for the Montana Self-Insureds…researching to prep ..read more
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Things to not do if you sell workers’ comp services
Managed Care Matters
by Joe Paduda
1w ago
If you’re in the workers’ comp space, there are several things you should avoid at all costs. Do not talk about your service as innovative or cutting edge. Insurance people in general and work comp people in specific avoid innovation ..read more
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Facility costs and quality – are you operating in the dark?
Managed Care Matters
by Joe Paduda
1w ago
Probably yes. Facilities account for between a third and half of work comp medical spend – and that share is increasing as health systems and hospitals consolidate. Reality is there’s major variation between hospitals  – some are stupid expensive, others ..read more
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Drug prices and the power of consensus.
Managed Care Matters
by Joe Paduda
1w ago
We Americans pay much more for drugs than anyone else. Those very high prices are a major contributor to increasing health insurance premiums and Federal and state budgets. Across the political spectrum, Americans support more government regulation of drug pricing ..read more
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Signs of the coming apocalypse
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by Joe Paduda
2w ago
Medicare is slashing what it pays physicians, an annual event that – till now – was almost always rejected by Congress. That will reduce old folks’ access to care, cut workers’ comp fee schedules, and likely lead to more provider ..read more
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Predictions for healthcare in 2024
Managed Care Matters
by Joe Paduda
2w ago
Some of you know Jay Stith – he’s been working with HSA for half a decade now, heading up data analytics and research. Jay’s brilliant, has a great dry wit, and most of all very insightful. He sees stuff ..read more
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Good news Friday – Crime is down!
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by Joe Paduda
2w ago
If it bleeds…it leads. That’s the mantra driving local news reporting, one that really distorts what’s ACTUALLY happening – which is in most cities crime has dropped – a lot. That includes violent crime. According to the highly-regarded Council on ..read more
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Consequences.
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by Joe Paduda
3w ago
Since the Supreme Court overturned the right to abortion, almost 60,000 women had rape-caused pregnancies – and live in states where they cannot get an abortion. From the American Medical Association’s research: In the 14 states that implemented total abortion ..read more
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