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

Fernando Ramirez Awarded AWCCA Arizona Rehabilitant of the Year

Paradigm − − filed under Complex Case Management, Multiple Trauma

Fernando Ramirez has been named Arizona Workers’ Compensation Chapter Association Arizona Rehabilitant of the Year. Mr. Ramirez, a construction foreman who lives in Phoenix, is expected to return to work soon. He was injured on a construction site in Colorado Springs, Colorado, after a fall from an unsecured third-story balcony in April 2017. He received… Learn More

Tim Stout’s Journey to “Get His Life Back”

Paradigm − May 25, 2018 − filed under Chronic Pain

Tim Stout was setting cooling lines at his job in industrial glass production when the unthinkable happened. He was injured in a life-changing accident that crushed his left side—8 broken ribs and a collapsed lung. But Tim says he doesn’t think about the accident anymore. He’s focused on recovery. Throughout the long journey to improve… 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

Disorders of Consciousness

Paradigm − April 10, 2018 − filed under Acquired Brain Injury

The brain is one of the most complex organs in the body, and damage can cause a wide range of impairments called “Disorders of Consciousness.” The challenge is to better understand and diagnose these dynamic states to apply the right care.   There are three main Disorders of Consciousness:   A coma state is a… Learn More

Webinar Recap: Surviving the Unsurvivable: Optimal Clinical and Claims Outcomes in Severe Burn Cases

Paradigm − April 3, 2018 − filed under Burn Injury, Events

Replay the webinar here. Download the slides here. Innovations in technology and treatment now enable victims of severe burns to survive injuries previously unsurvivable. Extraordinary recoveries and prolonged life expectancies present claims payors with intensive cases incurring millions of dollars in losses. The webinar explores how outcome-focused clinical and claims management of catastrophic burn cases… 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