We analyze transactional pharmacy data, identify pricing issues, and work with payers to maximize savings in their pharmacy programs. If you want help  sorting through the complexity of work comp pharmacy, need expert assistance  when writing RFPs and selecting a PBM, or want to see if you’re paying the prices you should, it’s worth a fact-finding conversation to see if we can help.

Call Joe Paduda at 203-314-2632 or email jpaduda@comppharma.com

We provide pharmacy management consulting services to:

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CompPharma’s goal is to create and strengthen pharmacy management programs to ensure that workers’ compensation payers pay fair, reasonable prices for medication and that their PBMs are adhering to their contracts.

ABOUT US

Joe Paduda, President
Joe is a nationally-recognized expert in medical mangement with extensive experience in the workers’ compensation industry. MORE >

CONTACT JOE: 203-314-2632
jpaduda@comppharma.com

Helen King Patterson, Vice President
Helen is a public relations consultant specializing in health care, medical management and workers’ compensation. MORE >

CONTACT HELEN: 813-690-4787
hpatterson@comppharma.com

HealthPlan Data Solutions (HDS), provides workers’ compensation payers transparency into their prescription drug data so they can measure their PBMs’ contract compliance and performance against competitive benchmarks. MORE >

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NEWS

CompPharma News

Joe Paduda Presents CSIA Webinar on Facility Costs, Drivers and Solutions

Among COVID-19 and delayed surgeries, reductions in Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, rising unemployment and other economic pressures, hospitals are having a tough time financially. And, facilities are looking to workers’ comp to help make up the revenue. Employers in most states are paying 3 to 8 times … Continue reading Joe Paduda Presents CSIA Webinar on Facility Costs, Drivers and Solutions

The survival of niche PBMs

Managed Healthcare Executive’s Susan Sadika quotes Joseph Paduda in this article on how niche PBMs survive in a world of mega PBMs better buying power. “They have to compete on the basis of something else, such as focusing on certain diseases or niche businesses, such … Continue reading The survival of niche PBMs

COVID-19 Affects Workers’ Comp, But Not the Way You Think

COVID-19 has hit workers’ comp hard, but it’s not the disease or its costs. It’s the economic devastation that will have deep and broad effects, writes Joe Paduda in WorkCompWire’s Leaders Speak. He argues that the industry’s focus on profitability is misplaced and explains why … Continue reading COVID-19 Affects Workers’ Comp, But Not the Way You Think

Pharma Blogs from Joe Paduda

The state of the industry – pharmacy management in workers’ comp.

29 payers responded to this year’s Survey, ranging from very large TPAs to small state funds, from small guarantee associations to large insured employers and insurers. As always, no individually-identifiable information is disclosed or contained in the Survey report. Here’s … Continue reading The state of the industry – pharmacy management in workers’ comp.

Opioids, tapering, and risks – what you need to know

WorkCompCentral’s Mark Powell penned an excellent piece on just-released research on tapering long-term opioid patients. One finding demands our attention; researchers found a statistically significant increase in overdoses and mental health crises in the 12 months after tapering was concluded. On … Continue reading Opioids, tapering, and risks – what you need to know

Transparency in drug pricing

One of the top issues in work comp pharmacy – heck in all pharmacy – is transparency. More than half of the 27 respondents to our latest Survey pf pharmacy management in workers’ comp want more transparency, while several others … Continue reading Transparency in drug pricing