LWCC’s got it going on
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by Joe Paduda
16h ago
I was fortunate indeed to attend Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation’s annual provider meeting last week. Well attended, learned a lot, really enjoyed the people and the weather was really nice too. I was blown away by their office building. It ..read more
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Thursday catch-up; total US medical spend, largest employers, and the Policy Guys Pod
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by Joe Paduda
6d ago
CMS just reported US healthcare spending topped $4.3 trillion in 2021…almost $13,000 per person. Meanwhile work comp medical spend for 2021 was likely around $32.5 billion…or 0.74% of US healthcare spend. Government accounts for about 2/3 of total spend, among ..read more
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Wildly off-topic #13 – Tanks.
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by Joe Paduda
6d ago
Last time we talked about weapons…how many each side had, what’s been lost, and the challenges in replacing those weapons. Today’s newsfeed arrived with the VERY welcome news that Germany has OK’ed supplying Leopard 2 tanks, and we will be ..read more
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Hospital profit margins – a bipolar mess
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by Joe Paduda
1w ago
For profit hospitals have very solid operating margins. Some Not for profits are really struggling…others are doing just fine thank you. credit FierceHealthcare. That’s the headline – the question is…why? and what does this mean? First, a little more explanation… From ..read more
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Workers’ comp 2023 – what does the year hold – part 2
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by Joe Paduda
3w ago
Yesterday the annual crawling-out-on-a-limb began, today it concludes with 5 more predictions for workers’ comp in 2023. 6. The growing impact of global warming will force changes in risk assessment, management and mitigation; technology adoption; and claims. The predicted (heat injuries ..read more
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Workers’ comp 2023 – what does the year hold?
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by Joe Paduda
3w ago
Its that time again, when I throw caution (and good sense) to the wind, polish up the crystal ball and guess reveal what big things will happen in worker’s comp this year. Off the diving board, and hope there’s water ..read more
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2022 Predictions for workers’ comp – How’d I do part 2
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by Joe Paduda
3w ago
Yesterday we dug into my prescience – or lack thereof – as laid out in my first 5 predictions about workers’ comp in 2022. Today, it’s the second 5. 6. With one or two exceptions, don’t expect much in the ..read more
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2022 Predictions for workers’ comp – How’d I do?
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by Joe Paduda
1M ago
Proving I never learn, we return to score how I did on my 2022 predictions for workers’ comp… a sneak peek inside Health Strategy Associates’ intergalactic HQ as the analytical team finalizes its prediction algorithm today we’ll look at the ..read more
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Wildly off topic #12 – Ukraine has the edge in materiel, weapons, and logistics
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by Joe Paduda
1M ago
Today’s the latest in a three-part update on Russia’s war on Ukraine – we covered military manpower and the motivation to fight before the holidays, today we finish with (a very brief) discussion of losses and supplies of materiel and ..read more
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Wildly off-topic #11 – the Will to Fight
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by Joe Paduda
1M ago
Last night, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke to both Houses of Congress, both parties, and all of us.  He spoke eloquently and passionately, describing the suffering of his people and their total commitment to defeating Russia and reclaiming all Ukrainian ..read more
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