Mark Pew, senior vice president of product development and marketing for Preferred Medical, is a passionate educator and agitator. Mark is a recognized thought leader in workers’ compensation and award-winning speaker, blogger, author and jurisdictional advisor. Also known as the RxProfessor, he is focused on the intersection of chronic pain and appropriate treatment, particularly as it relates to the clinical and financial implications of prescription painkillers, non-pharma treatment modalities and the evolution of medical marijuana. He is a strong champion for the industry to #PreventTheMess and #CleanUpTheMess with a specific focus on the BioPsychoSocialSpiritual treatment model.
The Transitions – a movement to help the workers’ compensation industry, collectively and individually, think strategically about how to handle the influx and outflux of talent over the coming ... Read More
Tim Benak (QLI) and I hosted Episode 2 of our Between Two Coasts podcast on November 24. Our guests were Becky Curtis of Take Courage Coaching and Dr. Geralyn Datz of Southern Behavioral Medicine Associates. ... Read More
I have the privilege of being on a panel with Lisa Anne Bickford (Director of Government Relations, Coventry) and Don Lipsy (AVP, Managed Care Government Relations, Sedgwick) at the National Workers’ ... Read More
I think we can all agree that 2020 sucks.
But as difficult as the first five months have been, “fall” in the title does not refer to civilization. Instead, it refers to the upcoming season from ... Read More
Healthcare is complicated. Healthcare delivered as part of a workers’ compensation claim is even more complicated, for manifold reasons. But stakeholders often do not act as that's the case because ... Read More
New habits form within 21 days. That time has passed (and then some) during the societal freeze of shelter-in-place related to the novel coronavirus. This tumultuous time has exacerbated existing issues and ... Read More
Below is an aggregation of the stories I posted on LinkedIn since my last edition. I curate them through the prism of an "intersection of chronic pain and appropriate treatment" and so they come attached ... Read More
Have you ever thought you knew something but then realized you didn’t really “know” it until you experienced it? Especially if you have never experienced it or it has been a long time since ... Read More
January is viewed as an opportunity for a new start for a good reason – it is the beginning of a new year. And in the case of this year, even a new decade. Although it is literally just a manmade new ... Read More
A Copy Service Fee Update An update to the California workers’ compensation copy service fee schedule has been under DWC consideration for several years.
Copy service fees have long been a bone of contention in the system.