BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Joseph Paduda, author of the www.ManagedCareMatters.com blog will participate in the “Blogging with the Stars” at the WorkCompCentral’s 5th Annual Comp Laude™ Awards and Gala on November 5.
Principal of Health Strategy Associates, Paduda created one of the first blogs in workers’ compensation. In ManagedCareMatters, he analyzes, reveals egregious practices, discusses impacts of reimbursement changes, applauds the industry’s “good actors,” and occasionally breaks news.
Paduda will be joined by PRIUM’s Michael Gavin, author of Evidence-Based, Safety National’s Mark Walls, founder of the Work Comp Analysis Group on LinkedIn, Robert Wilson of WorkersCompensation.com’s Bob’s Cluttered Desk, and Robert Rassp, a California applicants attorney and author of The Rassp Report law blog.
“You never know where the conversation will go with a group like this,” Paduda said. “But, we’ll likely cover formularies, opioids, new reimbursement models, patient advocacy, and the overall direction of the industry.”
Created five years ago by the late David DePaolo, Comp Laude showcases positive aspects of the workers’ compensation industry. The event has expanded from an evening awards program to two days of educational sessions, exhibits and an awards gala. The 2016 Comp Laude Awards and Gala will be held at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel in Burbank, California on November 4 and 5.
Paduda is an authority on workers’ compensation medical management with extensive experience in pharmacy services. In addition to consulting with managed care organizations, employers, health care providers, private equity firms, and insurers, he regularly conducts surveys of workers’ comp payers on managing work comp pharmacy costs, medical management, and bill review systems. Paduda is also president of CompPharma, LLC, a consortium of workers’ compensation pharmacy benefit managers. For more information, please see www.healthstrategyassoc.com or www.ManagedCareMatters.com.