Opioid Detoxification: What to Expect

Paradigm − April 11, 2017 − filed under Chronic Pain

The possibility of addiction is a danger when opioids are incorporated into a long-term pain treatment plan. The result can be an urgent need for opioid detoxification. Dr. Steven Moskowitz, senior director of Paradigm Outcomes’ pain program, and Dr. Fernando Branco, medical director of Midwest Employers Casualty Company, recently shared some insights into which injured… Learn More

Workers’ Compensation: Early Claim Reserves for Best Case Scenarios

Paradigm − April 4, 2017 − filed under Complex Case Management

It’s challenging to determine appropriate amounts of ultimate liability reserves for the injured worker in catastrophic workers’ compensation cases. Although these types of cases, including spinal cord injury, severe brain injury, severe burns and severe trauma, constitute a small percentage of workers’ compensation cases, they make up about 20% of ultimate liability. How does this… Learn More

Catastrophic Injuries: Recovery Affects Everyone

Paradigm − February 7, 2017 − filed under Medical Expertise

The road to recovery from a catastrophic injury is long and arduous not only for injured workers but also for those who love and support them through the rehabilitation process. Experienced case managers know that recovery is a team effort. Managing everyone’s expectations and addressing the wide variety of emotions are essential components of a… Learn More

Imagination to Innovation: The Future of Medical Technologies

Paradigm − February 2, 2017 − filed under Medical Expertise

Predicting the future of medicine can often involve separating science fiction from practical achievement. Yet, over the past decades, medical and technological innovations have turned many dreams of better possibilities into realities. Recently, Paradigm Chief Medical Officer Michael Choo, M.D., conducted a webinar on exciting developments in research and technology that have the potential to… Learn More

Obesity’s Impact on Recovery from Injury

Paradigm − January 27, 2017 − filed under Medical Expertise

Dr. Ken Parsons, Margaret Aslakson and Kathy Metcalfe presented on obesity and injury recovery at the NWM Summit on Obesity. According to their research, over 70% of Americans are either overweight or exceed their ideal Body Mass Index (BMI). Anything from genetics to drug and alcohol use can impact weight, so causation can be difficult… Learn More

Leading Through Change in 2017: Learnings from the Paradigm Outcomes Innovation Symposium

Paradigm − January 17, 2017 − filed under Events

Paradigm Outcomes’ 2016 Innovation Symposium brought leaders from a variety of specialties together to discuss the challenges and opportunities of leading through change. Presenters and attendees discussed strategies for staying ahead of the curve in an age of innovation, as well as pitfalls to avoid when dealing with change and uncertainty. Below are some highlights… Learn More

New Approaches to Mental Health in Workers’ Compensation

Paradigm − January 10, 2017 − filed under Medical Expertise

In the United States workforce, mental health issues such as depression and anxiety can have a dramatic influence on the duration of physical injury claims and return to work. Since psychosocial factors affect cases in varying degrees, it benefits case managers to be able to understand the impact, detect these conditions early on, and help… Learn More

The Faces of Kids’ Chance of America

Paradigm − January 4, 2017 − filed under Kids' Chance of America

Founded in 1988, Kids’ Chance of America’s goal is to provide educational scholarships for the children of workers catastrophically injured or killed on the job. These scholarships make a significant impact on the lives of students whose parents have suffered a critical injury. The organization supports more than 36 state and affiliated member groups with… Learn More

Looking Back on Our Celebration of 25 Years

Paradigm − December 27, 2016 − filed under Medical Expertise

On May 29, 1991, Paradigm Outcomes began as a simple yet innovative idea of Nathan Cope, MD. Over the past 25 years, Paradigm has grown to nearly 200 employees while managing more than 15,000 catastrophic and complex injury cases. During that time, we have consistently delivered five times better return-to-work results and reduced lifetime costs… Learn More

The Workers’ Compensation of the Past

Paradigm − December 20, 2016 − filed under Medical Expertise

Workers’ compensation as we know it today is a robust system of policies and procedures to protect workers if they’re injured on the job. But workers’ compensation dates back to an unlikely origin: pirate ships. Protection on the High Seas Earlier systems have been recorded from the onset of history itself, however, these systems relate… Learn More