WALNUT CREEK, CA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2013) - Paradigm Outcomes has been named a partner in a pilot project to be conducted by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) to deliver the best possible medical outcomes and quality of life for Ohio's catastrophically injured workers and their families. Paradigm's one-year contract, with the option to renew for three additional one-year periods, became effective January 15, 2013.
Catastrophic claims, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, multiple traumas, amputations and severe burns, require specialized management and expertise. By awarding a contract to a designated catastrophic claim case management vendor like Paradigm, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation expects to improve medical outcomes for their injured workers while simultaneously lowering lifetime costs in the workers' compensation system. Paradigm and the BWC will monitor multiple sources of data to measure success.
"We look forward to working with the committed staff at the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation," said Paradigm Chief Executive Officer and Chairman James Hudak. "With 20 plus years of experience managing the most complex cases nationwide, we will complement their already robust care management capabilities. Our highly specialized nurse case managers are already in Ohio and ready to offer focused care management to injured workers and their families."
The Ohio workers' compensation system is the largest exclusive state insurance fund system in the United States, with annual insurance premiums and assessments of approximately $2 billion. In the fiscal year of 2012, the organization managed approximately 1.1 million open claims, with 112,613 new claims received.
About Paradigm Outcomes
Paradigm Outcomes provides acute and ongoing catastrophic and complex case management services for traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, multiple traumas, amputations, burns and chronic pain. As the nation's leading provider of complex and catastrophic medical management in the workers' compensation industry, Paradigm achieves 5x better medical outcomes and lowers total costs by 36%. Paradigm accomplishes this by bringing together nationally recognized doctors and specialists, the best network of care facilities in the country, and more than 20 years of clinical data to guide decisions. For the third consecutive year, Case In Point magazine presented Paradigm with the organization's highest honor, a 2012 Platinum Award for the nation's best workers' compensation case management program. For more information, visit www.paradigmcorp.com.