Michelle Baker Honored to be Chair Elect of CCMC

Paradigm − July 19, 2018 − filed under Medical Expertise

Michelle Baker, BS, RN, CRRN, CCM, Paradigm Outcomes Manager of Network Services, is Chair Elect of the 2018-19 Commission for Case Manager Certification. “I am honored to have the opportunity to work with such a dynamic organization on the executive board.  I love the work that we do together,” says Michelle, who has been with… Learn More

Managing Mega Losses in Worker’s Comp with the 3 E’s: Expertise, Experience & Embracing Outcomes

Paradigm − June 8, 2018 − filed under Medical Expertise

On May 17, Paradigm’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Choo and Scott Goll, Senior Vice President, presented on the unique – and rising – category of Mega Loss claims in Workers’ Comp at the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) Annual Issues Symposium. Mega losses are defined as claims with total incurred loss greater than… Learn More

National Nurses Week 2018: Honoring Our Nurses

Paradigm − May 3, 2018 − filed under Medical Expertise

Each year, during National Nurses Week May 6-12, we appreciate and celebrate our nurse colleagues for their professionalism and compassion. “Nurses affiliated with Paradigm inspire and influence me every day. The clinical expertise and the dedication they show to each injured worker and to their Paradigm teams make outstanding outcomes possible.” – John Watts Jr,… Learn More

It’s Time for the Kids’ Chance Annual Meeting May 3-5 in Detroit

Paradigm − April 24, 2018 − filed under Medical Expertise

Kids’ Chance of Michigan cordially invites the entire Kids’ Chance community to join them May 3-5 for the 2018 Kids’ Chance of America Annual at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. The festivities will begin on Thursday evening with tours through the landmark GM Renaissance Center. The KCOA Board Meeting and Council of State Organizations meetings… Learn More

Meet Evelyn Bonilla, BA, RN, CCM, A Paradigm Director of Clinical Services

Paradigm − April 17, 2018 − filed under Medical Expertise

What do you do at Paradigm? I’m a Director of Clinical Services in chronic pain. We provide individuals a second chance at life by helping them come to a decision to reduce or completely eliminate their dependence on opiates. We work closely with these injured workers and create plans to help them manage their chronic… Learn More

Meet Leslie Porter, MD, a Paradigm Medical Director

Paradigm − March 27, 2018 − filed under Medical Expertise

Paradigm Medical Directors play an important consultative role in our systematic care management program.  They offer expert insights and collaborate with the treating physicians, as well as guide each injured workers’ care team.  So, let’s meet one of them! Doctor Leslie Porter is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist with expertise in the management… Learn More

Evidence-Based Pain Medicine for Primary Care Physicians

Paradigm − March 13, 2018 − filed under Medical Expertise

Paradigm Medical Director Graves T. Owen, MD, is lead author of “Evidence-based pain medicine for primary care physicians,” in the peer-reviewed journal, Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings. The article highlights the critical role that a pain medicine specialist can play in the management of patients with chronic pain. Learn more from the abstract: The last… Learn More

Centers of Excellence: Innovations in Post-Acute Care – Part Two

Paradigm − February 27, 2018 − filed under Medical Expertise, Spinal Cord Injury

As innovations in post-acute care help restore greater function for those in the early stages of complex and chronic traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, such rehabilitation centers become even more important and valuable. “Now there’s more to take advantage of,” said Gary Ulicny, former CEO of Shepherd Center in Atlanta, as he explores… Learn More

Centers of Excellence: Innovations in Post-Acute Care – Part One

Paradigm − February 13, 2018 − filed under Medical Expertise, Spinal Cord Injury

Many factors have led to the increase in the number of outliers — complex and chronic neurological cases — in post-acute rehabilitation facilities. Gary Ulicny, former CEO of Shepherd Center in Atlanta, reveals innovations in care and care management to meet the growing demand. “People who would’ve died ten years ago are now being saved… Learn More

Innovation in Treatment of Chronic Lung Injuries: Dr. Ashish Bhatia’s Outlook

Paradigm − January 16, 2018 − filed under Events, Medical Expertise

In medical research, failures are never a total loss, because knowing why creations fail helps to develop more successful devices or drugs, Dr. Ashish Bhatia told Paradigm Outcomes’ eighth annual Innovation Symposium exploring outliers and medical innovation. Dr. Bhatia said, in the past 10-12 years of his research with burns or trauma, only about 25… Learn More