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Aug
18

WCRI’s Primer on Behavioral Health Care in Workers’ Comp

Joe Paduda

is one of the most important papers WCRI  has published in recent memory. Authors Vennela Thumula PharmD and Sebastian Negrusa PhD have produced a comprehensive analysis of the subject, one every work comp manager, claims exec, regulator clinician and risk manager … Continue reading WCRI’s Primer on Behavioral Health Care in Workers’ Comp

Aug
17

Climate change’s hidden impact on workers’ comp

Joe Paduda

Storms are more intense and more frequent; so are droughts. Everywhere is getting hotter. When it comes, rainfall is more intense. The direct impacts of climate change on workers’ comp are pretty obvious: higher risk for public safety workers; increasing heat … Continue reading Climate change’s hidden impact on workers’ comp

Aug
15

I’m turning optimistic…

Joe Paduda

After too many months of doom-scrolling catastrophic weather events, rising inflation, ridiculously high medical costs, Russian fascism, social media wars over gender issues and elected officials that can’t seem to do anything but campaign for their next election, I’m starting … Continue reading I’m turning optimistic…