The RIMS 2013 Annual Conference & Exhibition takes place next week, April 21-24, in Los Angeles and Paradigm Outcomes hopes to see you there. We’re exhibiting in booth #1913 and welcome the opportunity to visit with you. If you’re like us, you’ll find the four day event to be a whirlwind of educational sessions, meetings with partners and opportunities to connect with industry colleagues. Everyone knows to wear comfortable shoes for walking long distances inside the convention center, but how can you make the best use of your time? We’ve rounded up some expert advice to help you prepare.
The April issue of Risk & Insurance Magazine is a great place to begin preparing for the conference. Their annual show feature covers emerging risks and other articles on a range of industries. Pick up a free issue from their booth #1501, only a couple of rows over from Paradigm at booth #1913.
Cyril Touhy, Managing Editor of Risk & Insurance, offers a detailed preview of the annual convention online. Among the many issues covered during the four day event, Touhy expects earthquakes to be popular topic of discussion. The conference does take place in Los Angeles, after all. If that’s not your area of interest, there’s bound to be something for you among more than 100 sessions across 11 categories. Read his article, “Ready, Set, Action!” for more recommendations.
The President of RIMS, John R. Phelps, offered his advice to conference attendees in a recent blog post, “Connecting Flight to LA.” He writes, “Leading up to the conference, I’ve been asked several times ‘what advice do you have for someone who has never been to the RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition.’ My advice for the risk professionals that are committed to improving themselves in order to increase the value they bring to their companies is to develop a plan before they go.” That sounds like good advice for us all. Read the full article for more thoughts on his organization’s big event.
When formulating your plan for the conference, check out the Risks of 2013 as forecasted by Senior Editor Jared Wade and the rest of the team at Risk Management. Preparing for the future is a great way to minimize risk and position yourself for success. We particularly enjoyed Marcia Carruthers’ contribution to the series, “Shifting to a Disability Demographic,” where she wrote, “Corporate attention to disability, as a risk factor and a key area of concern, has increased dramatically over the last 20 years, and this trend must continue. Smart employers will begin to prepare now for this new demographic.”
With all those sessions and exhibitors competing for your attention, you may want to check out the RIMS ‘13 Mobile Application for your smartphone and tablet devices. The app aims to help you plan your time, navigate the exhibit hall, follow the buzz on social media, and connect with vendors and attendees. We used it last year and are eager to check out the new features.
We hope you enjoy the conference. Be sure to visit us in booth #1913.
Paradigm Outcomes is always ready to assist with complex medical cases. For more information on our full-service offerings, please feel free to contact us through our website or call (888) 621-6602. We also invite you to join our social communities on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.
Last month, Michael Choo, MD, joined Paradigm as the new Chief Medical Officer. Remarkably, he’s only the third person to fill this role in our company’s 21 year history. To learn more about Dr. Choo and how he’s already managed to make friends throughout the industry, we sat down for a conversation.
As you begin to settle in, what excites you most about Paradigm?
I’m very excited to be part of Paradigm’s team—the experts in the innovative Systematic Care ManagementSM model that is 100% driven by clinical outcomes. The very fact that Paradigm has been able to consistently deliver results for catastrophic health conditions that are 5x better than the industry average while achieving a 36% cost savings is a testimony to our value to the healthcare industry. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that success?
What are some of the projects you’ll tackle first?
My first priority is to become totally familiar with our business. The only way to accomplish this is to get to know all of our expert physicians and other clinical management team members. I’m also going to see how we can augment and enhance our research and data analytics division of Paradigm in order to further advance our capabilities.
When you were practicing medicine, did you ever expect to be in a position like this?
I absolutely love practicing medicine. Although I have pursued a multi-faceted healthcare career that includes academics, entrepreneurial business, healthcare administration, and hospital management, I have continued to practice clinical medicine for the past 23 years. I do it because of the fundamental reason why most of us become doctors—to care for our patients. In addition, it keeps me closely connected to our healthcare environment and trends.
Interestingly, throughout my clinical practice, I always thought about being in a position to help focus our healthcare efforts on clinical outcomes and clinical efficiency, but the healthcare reimbursement environment did not seem to be amenable to such an approach. That’s why I was instantly drawn to my position with Paradigm where the focus on outcomes ultimately aligns the objectives and incentives of all stakeholders.
What were you doing most recently, and how did that role prepare you for working here?
Most recently, I was in hospital management as President & CEO of a community hospital. I learned a great deal there about a hospital’s rather arduous challenges in meeting the current dual requirements of ensuring the highest quality care at an efficient cost for patients and the community. My experience with hospital management and promoting a patient centered care model with clinical integration needs has bolstered my interest in promoting Paradigm’s care management model. It can play a critical part in our current healthcare environment where the Accountability Care Organization (ACO) model has become a focus.
Based on what you’ve learned about the industry so far, do you think there are any companies quite like Paradigm?
Absolutely not. I don’t know any company like Paradigm which focuses on clinical outcomes while being willing to assume risk. This is what makes Paradigm so special and unique among healthcare management companies, providers and healthcare systems.
What do you think will be the most rewarding part of the CMO position?
The most rewarding part about my role as CMO for Paradigm will be the knowledge that I am an integral member of an innovative team who has a significant impact on the lives of injured workers and their families, now and into the future.
When you’re not making a difference at work, how do you unwind after a busy day?
My most relaxing activity is connecting and spending time with my wonderful wife, family and friends. Of course, being in Walnut Creek, California, means having opportunities to try a nice glass of wine from the many nearby wineries while listening to some classical music and reading a thought provoking book, all in the beautiful sunny California weather.
Do you have more questions you would like to ask Dr. Choo? Let us know in the comments of this post, or by filling out the Contact Us form to the left of this page. And be sure to look for Dr. Choo’s own articles on Outlook on Outcomes in the future.
Applying Predictive Analytics to Improve Risk Management Part Two
Workplace safety professionals now have access to advanced predictive analytics that can help anticipate workplace injuries with a high level of accuracy. Predictive Solutions, in a white paper titled, “Predictive Analytics in Workplace Safety,” offers four “safety truths” that can be used to reduce a company’s incident rate and to keep it low…….read more.
Chronic Pain Management Requires the Right Tools
In the hospital, we love to use the Likert scale with the smiley and frowning faces to quantify the degree of pain. If a patient identifies himself or herself as having more pain with extension into the moderate to severe pain category, we (as physicians) respond accordingly with new or additional pain medication……read more about chronic pain management and the Likert scale.
The Anatomy of Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse: Opioids and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
In the last installment of our three-part blog series on opioid misuse, we’ll examine the relationships between biology, psychology, social interaction, and pain management. Patients that experience chronic pain are at a particular risk for opioid misuse, especially in cases where depressed mental states and a lack of support combine with a physical malady to slow recovery……read more about chronic pain and opioid misuse.
Employer Best Practices Improve Workers’ Compensation Cost Control
The use of best practices can result in fewer injuries for employees and more effective workers’ compensation cost control for employers. A few basic tools combined into a solid, three-pronged approach can help employers maximize workers’ compensation cost control.
When you focus on prevention through safety, quickly responding to injuries, and effective claims management, you’re emphasizing three areas that can help mitigate the costs of workers’ compensation claims……..read more about workers’ compensation cost control.
Mental Health Therapy Helps Employees Return to Work Sooner
Work-focused psychotherapy can help employees return to work sooner, according to the American Psychological Association (APA). Cognitive-behavioral therapy, specifically designed to help employees manage work-related problems, generally sped a healthy return to work with significant improvement in mental health over the course of a year according to the APA’s Journal of Occupational Health Psychology (2012 Vol. 17, No. 2 issue). The proper kind of cognitive-behavioral therapy may even help with catastrophic case management………read more about how mental health therapy helps employees return to work sooner.
Through research and experience managing the care of hundreds of patients, Paradigm has built a complex care management approach that addresses the biological, psychological and social components of care. For more information on our methodology and services, please feel free to contact us online or call 888-621-6602.
Prosthetic technology has advanced rapidly in the past decade, and there are now numerous prosthetic options available for lower extremity amputees. Depending on the anticipated functional activities and individual patient needs, prosthetics can be customized to achieve outcomes that maximize overall health and wellbeing.
The Patient Population
Approximately 110,000 lower extremity amputations occur each year in the United States. Nearly 70% of these are due to vascular disorders such as peripheral vascular disease or diabetes. Approximately 25% are due to trauma and the remainder are due to congenital or tumor causes. Regardless of the cause, each patient will have unique needs that will drive selection of the various prosthetic components. These components are critical to achieving the best outcomes while simultaneously protecting both the amputation site and the opposite limb from excessive loading.
Lower extremity prosthetic components are broadly classified as follows:
1. Socket – The socket is typically made of hard plastic that is custom molded to each patient’s residual limb. The socket is usually lined with a gel-liner to provide total cushion against the skin. The socket and liner are custom designed to accommodate the forces of weight-bearing and distribute those forces over the weight-tolerant areas of the residual limb.
2. Endoskelton – The endoskeleton provides most of the length of the prosthesis. It is composed of a tubular pylon made from a lightweight metal, such as aluminum, or a composite material, such as carbon-graphite. The endoskeleton is sometimes enclosed in a foam covering that appears similar to the native contours of the leg and can be covered with a cosmetic skin.
3. Ankle/Foot Assembly – The ankle/foot assembly (AFA) attaches to the distal end of the endoskeleton. It is designed to strike the ground heel-first, support the entire body during stance phase (when the opposite leg is swinging forward) and provide some degree of push-off in order to conserve energy. AFAs have become quite sophisticated with articulating ankles, built-in shock absorbers and energy storing characteristics that attempt to mimic the dynamic features of the complex human anatomy. Newer AFAs can have a critical impact on minimizing the forces of walking that are transmitted to the sound limb, features that are crucial to protect the sound limb and minimize the extra energy associated with walking in a prosthesis.
Patients with an AKA have unique needs compared to below-knee-amputees (BKA). The first is the shape and bulk of the socket that typically contains some component of the large pelvic muscles for extra stability, support and force distribution. The second is the need for an artificial knee. Traditional knees have a fixed swing rate that is compared to a pendulum. It is difficult to vary walking speed and the leg must be thrust forward to temporarily lock the knee in full extension during stance phase.
More sophisticated knees use hydraulic components to create a variable swing rate that the patient controls by changing their walking speed. Hydraulic components provide better stance-phase control (i.e. locking and unlocking the knee during stance) and mimic a more normal pattern of gait, which minimizes the extra load transmitted to the opposite, sound leg. Hydraulic components are further enhanced by incorporating microprocessors (known as computer assisted knees). The microchips measure swing rates and ground forces throughout the gait cycle and can make appropriate adjustments to the knee. Patients report that they can walk farther, walk up and down stairs easier and use less cardiovascular energy with computer assisted knees.
Prescribing an appropriate prosthesis is not straightforward. Patients require referral to an experienced treating physician and an experienced prosthesist. Unfortunately, there is no single prescription that applies to the average amputee because each person has specific needs that must be carefully analyzed. Prosthetic prescriptions are taken in the context of the level of amputation, anticipated level of function, metabolic costs, underlying health status, condition of the amputation site, psychological needs and many other factors.
Fabricating a final prosthesis will take many weeks and many fittings. Once provided with the prosthesis, patients may require a year or longer of intense therapy to gain acceptance and to master the skills required for successful use.
Walking is a complex combination of neuromuscular feedback that results in a smooth reciprocal gait that is superbly efficient. Even with advanced prosthetic technology, multiple barriers persist and patients may never achieve normal function. Patients have permanently lost many of the critical neuro-muscular-skeletal connections and must rely on man-made mechanisms and adaptive alterations in their own pattern of gait in order to achieve some semblance of normal gait and energy efficiency.
Patients with lower extremity amputations will experience a slower walking speed, higher energy expenditures, and difficulty navigating uneven terrain, stairs or inclines. Additionally, skin irritation, chronic pain and psychological complications are common following traumatic amputations. One study that followed traumatic lower extremity amputees for an average of seven years found that only one-third of amputees reported health scores similar to age-matched controls. Approximately 60% of amputees were ultimately able to resume working, but most required significant permanent restrictions. To achieve the best possible outcomes, claims managers and physicians should ensure each patient receives a comprehensive assessment, accurate prescription and robust therapy.
About the author: Edward A. Stokel, MD, is a nationally recognized orthopedic hand surgeon, researcher and scholar. In addition to being a Paradigm Medical Director, he is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
The recent news of a meningitis outbreak believed to be due to tainted steroids used for spinal injections is both unfortunate and humbling. The Center for Disease Control is investigating this multi-state outbreak of fungal meningitis. So far, authorities have traced the infection to steroid solutions believed to have originated from a specific compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts. This travesty brings attention to two corollary issues—the role of compounding pharmacies, which operate outside the usual quality standards of ordinary pharmacies, and the safety of so-called minimally invasive procedures.
Compounding pharmacies have found a growing role in the pain management industry. In addition to providing such products as steroids for spinal injection, they can formulate and produce a number of commonly used topical compounds, the effectiveness and safety of which are not proven. For a variety of reasons, compounding pharmacies are able to bypass the usual regulatory scrutiny and requirements for evidence based effectiveness and thus contribute to the over utilization of potentially ineffective medications.
The second issue related to this preventable outbreak is the notion that “minimally invasive” procedures such as intraspinal steroid injections (and others) are non-invasive. This is not true. Procedures labeled “minimally invasive” have risk because they bypass the body’s natural protections by introducing needles, medications and potential infection to the delicate nervous system. When done carefully in the appropriate patient they can be game changing, but too often they are done on people without clear indication. Few patients know that infection or injury can occur or that the injected steroid can absorb into the blood stream.
It is humbling to be reminded that medical care is not without risk. In chronic pain or any challenging medical problem, medications and treatment are often used on a trial and error basis. This situation reminds us of the importance of evidence based medicine and that all treatments have risks, sometimes out of anyone’s control. We must avoid procedures when they are not indicated and avoid unproven medical interventions whenever possible.
Everyone knows smoking is bad for you—but its damaging effects are far more reaching and last much longer than most people suspect. Nearly every bodily system, tissue, structure, and organ can be affected by the smoking habit. Some of the most insidious ways smoking is bad for you relate to healing and pain—both acute and chronic. Here’s how smoking can affect the sensation of pain, complicate treatment, and slow the body’s healing process.
Pain Sensation: A 2003 study published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, titled “Smoking and musculoskeletal disorders: findings from a British national survey,”explored the relationship between smoking and musculoskeletal disorders. The researchers found that both current and ex-smokers were at higher risk for pain in multiple regions of the body, as well as headaches and stress. Smoking seems particularly to be associated with higher incidences of back pain. More recently, a 2012 editorial on two studies published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases found the onset of inflammatory back pain to be an average of two years earlier in smokers (31 years) than nonsmokers (33 years).
Drug Use: Smokers are at higher risk for the abuse of alcohol or other drugs, according to a 2007 monograph, “The Connection Between Cigarette Smoking and Aberrant Drug-Taking Behavior in Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain,” published by Emerging Solutions in Pain. It’s likely that this higher incidence of self-medication is associated with the higher prevalence of chronic pain among smokers—30 to 60 percent of people with chronic pain (low back pain, fibromyalgia, or headaches) smoke, compared with 21 percent of the general U.S. population.
Pain Therapy: Since smokers are at a higher risk for drug abuse in general, there’s an increased risk that drugs prescribed for pain will be misused by a patient who smokes, especially in the case of opioid use. The same monograph by Emerging Solution in Pain stresses the importance of recognizing the dangers of substance abuse among smokers. Approximately 50 percent of the U.S. population reports having smoked at some point, but 80 percent of alcohol-dependent patients and 60-90 percent of substance abuse patients smoke. Doctors should take extreme care with the use of potentially addictive drug regimens among smokers.
Lifespan and Mortality: Smoking can decrease life expectancy by 7-9 years, and smoking and obesity together can decrease life expectancy up to 14 years.Both figures are the conclusions of an article, “Obesity in Adulthood and Its Consequences for Life Expectancy,” published in 2003 in Annals of Internal Medicine. More evidence is found in a 50-year study of smokers ending in 2001 and published in 2004 as a BMJ paper titled “Mortality in relation to smoking: 50 years’ observations on male British doctors.” The study’s authors found that lifelong smoking significantly decreased the average lifespan. In general, smokers who quit at the age of 30 added 10 years to their lifespan, those who quit at 40 added 9 years, those who quit at 50 gained 6 years, and quitting at 60 added 3 years.
Bone Health and Spinal Fusion: Both physical exercise and hormone levels are important to bone health, and both are negatively affected by cigarette smoking. Estrogen loss, especially in women, can lead to loss of bone density resulting in problems in the spinal column and even spinal deformities, according to the Cleveland Clinic. The resulting pain and loss of structural stability can create the need for spinal fusion surgery. However, cigarette smoking also drastically reduces the chances of successful spinal fusion, since new bone growth must occur for the fusion to be successful. Patients who smoke have failure rates approaching 50 percent, while non-smokers have much lower failure rates—around 8 percent, according to SpineUniverse.com.
Smoking isn’t just bad for you when it comes to the lungs, throat, and mouth. It impairs healing and is a risk factor for medical disability. Similar problems are found with the use of smokeless tobacco, which implicates the possibility that non-nicotine substances in today’s tobaccos are involved in these effects.
Improving Risk and Recovery by Managing Smoker’s Habits
Physicians must accept accountability to not perform elective orthopedic procedures on smokers unless and until they stop smoking. Patients with chronic pain should be held accountable for the effects their smoking has, not only on surgical healing, but also on pain and pain medication use. Overall, treating pain without addressing the elephant in the room (smoking) is like trying to treat diabetes while a patient eats sugary treats. The treatments get more and more aggressive with poor outcomes. Many injured workers may want to stop smoking to increase their chances of healthy recovery, but may be unable to break the habit. A nuanced and detailed discussion of these risks, combined with proper support and regular communication, can help people to quit more effectively—improving both healing in the present and overall lifespan years into the future. This approach may also improve active participation in their own care overall.
Paradigm Outcomes is always ready to assist with complex medical cases. For more information on our full service offerings, please feel free to contact us through our website or call (888) 621-6602. We also invite you to join our social communities on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.
Paradigm has been the leader in complex medical management for over 20 years, thanks to experts like Julie Fawson. As a Director of Clinical Services, Julie works hard to help improve the lives of catastrophically injured people. So let’s take a look at what she does to make a difference on a daily basis.
Julie coordinates the experts that make up the unique Paradigm model. She selects the right physicians, network managers and specialists to drive the best clinical outcomes for each case. She ensures each injured person’s needs, and the client’s expectations, are met in accordance with the highest standards.
And, thanks to her years of experience assisting injured people and working directly with our clients, she’s able to align goals and achieve superior results for all.
Directors of Clinical Services like Julie benefit our customers for many reasons. They lead the management process toward Paradigm’s guaranteed outcomes, pursue necessary, high-quality and effective courses of treatment, coordinate nationwide resources, and help everyone understand and plan for future medical needs.
Thanks to people like Julie, Paradigm is able to achieve return-to-work results that are 5 times better than the industry average, and help customers save 36% over the life of the claim.
In this third part of our series, we explore how applying predictive analytics to the claims process can improve risk management and care for the injured person. Since claims are the biggest single outlay for an insurer, and roughly 20 percent of claims drive 80 percent of losses and expenditures, identifying and properly managing those with the highest potential for loss can significantly benefit a company’s financial performance.
Identify Complex and Costly Claims
Predictive analytics combines data gleaned from various internal and third-party sources to find commonalities that indicate the likelihood that a claim will be elevated in severity, duration or cost. Proactively managing these commonalities will improve risk management efforts, and result in lower costs for the insurer as well as improved quality of care and service to the patient.
Predictive analytics is being used successfully in the areas of underwriting and pricing, and has just recently become a claims management practice. According to a report issued by Deloitte & Touche, LLP, companies using predictive analytics to improve risk management in the claims process:
Reduce annual loss and expenditure 4 percent to 8 percent.
Improve nurse-managed claims by 3 percent to 7 percent.
Improve outcomes by 5 percent to 10 percent in claims managed by fraud investigators.
By applying statistical algorithms and data mining techniques to the empirical data compiled from each claim, analysts may effectively forecast the likely outcome of a claim as soon as it is filed. Similarities to other complex claims signal insurers to focus appropriate resources on the most difficult cases for improved medical and financial outcomes. The type of response may vary from enhanced medical management, to litigation management, to fraud protection.
Preparing for Future Claims
By examining a large collection of past claims, predictive analytics ultimately offers a guide to managing future cases. This global review of valuable data would not be obvious or even possible for claims managers working with individual variables. The findings can then be weighed and acted upon based on the objectives of the insurer and employer to improve risk management through advance preparation.
The effectiveness of predictive analytical tools will improve as managers become more effective at recognizing and using the data. The result is a reliable statistical method for identifying complex cases, more efficient claims management, better allocation of resources, and a more customer-centered recovery process for the injured person.
Complex Claims and Paradigm
Since catastrophic cases are often very distinct in their severity and likely risks, anticipating complications and resource needs can be far more difficult than routine claims. Paradigm helps clients meet this challenge by relying heavily on analytic models. Our predictive engine, called Paradigm Analytics, is unmatched in the industry. Used in combination with the clinical expertise of our injury management teams, this model draws from a proprietary data set with nearly 20 years of catastrophic and complex case data.
Workplace safety professionals now have access to advanced predictive analytics that can help anticipate workplace injuries with a high level of accuracy. Predictive Solutions, in a white paper titled, “Predictive Analytics in Workplace Safety,” offers four “safety truths” that can be used to reduce a company’s incident rate and to keep it low.
More inspections predict a safer worksite. In Predictive Solutions’ study, performed in cooperation with Carnegie Mellon University, the “higher the volume of inspection,” the lower the number of injuries/incidents. Even if the results of initial inspections are poor, the long-term safety outcome improves as on-site inspectors develop safety checklists designed to hold workers accountable over time.
More inspectors outside the safety role predict a safer worksite. The probability of workplace accidents decreases as the number and diversity of people performing inspections increases. Throughout the study, sites with multiple qualified inspectors reported better safety records than sites with few professional inspectors. A larger number of diverse inspectors performing a few inspections actually had a better result than a few safety inspectors conducting similar inspections repeatedly.
Too many 100% ratings on safety inspections predict an unsafe worksite. If inspectors continually report there are no unsafe or at-risk conditions, they’re probably not doing their jobs properly. In the study, the sites with the 100 percent safety ratings were invariably “the most unsafe worksites.” Even the safest worksites occasionally report unsafe conditions. Safety ratings of 100 percent may mean that your business doesn’t have access to the real information.
Too many unsafe observations predict an unsafe worksite. Although occasional unsafe conditions will show up in accurate reporting, reports that continually contain a high number of instances of unsafe conditions are obviously an indication of dangerous circumstances. Even if you’re adhering to the first three “safety truths,” you must respond to the results of inspections and analytics by implementing new safety protocols to improve unsafe conditions.
Once a company uses the information from predictive analytics to improve risk management, the number of data points associated with accidents will drop off as accident rates decrease. Companies will then need to find other data points to monitor workplace safety.
The Paradigm Difference
Despite the best risk management practices, rare catastrophic injuries still occur. When they do, turn to a partner like Paradigm. Paradigm uses sophisticated analytics to prepare care plans and help injured workers achieve the best possible medical outcomes and return to work.
Paradigm’s custom-built infrastructure uses 20-plus years of historical data and proprietary models to identify recovery risks, resource needs and care needs. Starting with the most comprehensive set of data on catastrophic and complex medical cases in the nation, we analyze results and apply a proprietary Clinical Complexity Indicator that reflects the anticipated resources required to take a specific injured worker to the highest possible Paradigm Outcome Level.
Serious work-related accidents have a devastating effect on families, especially children. On top of dealing with difficult emotions, kids are faced with the fact that their parents may not be able to fund their education.
As a company that devotes itself to improving the lives of others, Paradigm is a proud sponsor of Kids’ Chance of America.
Founded in 1988 by Robert Clyatt, a workers’ compensation attorney in Georgia, Kids’ Chance strives to help children of injured workers reach their potential by providing them with educational scholarships.
Today, more than 25 states have organized programs that are actively providing need-based scholarships to the families of those seriously or fatally injured in workplace accidents.
Kids’ Chance of America has a goal to establish and grow member organizations in each state so they may provide every child of a seriously injured worker with access to higher education. Paradigm is helping them achieve this goal.
Kids’ Chance of America has a goal to establish and grow member organizations in each state so they may provide every child of a seriously injured worker with access to higher education. Paradigm is helping them achieve this goal.
By making a small contribution for every catastrophic case they manage, Paradigm has become the organization’s largest corporate sponsor.
But there’s still more work to be done. Despite Kids’ Chance awarding more than 2,000 scholarships totaling over 5 million dollars, this nonprofit group is relatively unknown to many of those in need of assistance. Can you help make a difference in a child’s life?