Consolidation in work comp services – speculating on Paradigm’s future

Last week we pondered Mitchell’s future; as (perhaps) the largest WC entity outside the TPA space Mitchell/Genex/Coventry has an enviable position – albeit one that is by no means dominant. Today our attention turns to Paradigm, a company I’ve written … Continue reading Consolidation in work comp services – speculating on Paradigm’s future

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Consolidation in work comp services – Opining on Optum’s future

Last week we pondered Paradigm’s future, before that we mused about Mitchell’s. Today we opine about Optum. First, a little history. Back in the Pleistocene, I worked for what was then UHC.  United Healthcare was considered the best managed care company … Continue reading Consolidation in work comp services – Opining on Optum’s future

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Consolidation in work comp services – speculating on Mitchell’s future

Considering the landscape of service providers, one might think it easy to identify the acquirers and targets. Reminder – the companies we are considering are Mitchell/Genex/Coventry (MGC), Paradigm, Conduent, Optum Workers’ Comp, OneCall, ExamWorks and one step down, MedRisk (HSA … Continue reading Consolidation in work comp services – speculating on Mitchell’s future

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Consolidation in work comp services – PE vs Corporate owners

Yesterday’s intro to the coming consolidation in workers’ comp services identified 7 entities – Mitchell/Genex/Coventry (MGC), Paradigm, Conduent, Optum Workers’ Comp, OneCall, ExamWorks and MedRisk (HSA consulting client) that might will be the last one(s) – standing when the music … Continue reading Consolidation in work comp services – PE vs Corporate owners

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Consolidation in work comp services – you ain’t seen nothing yet.

What’s coming is quite clear – there will be more consolidation in the work comp services industry, much of it likely in the next 12 months. Cue Bachman-Turner Overdrive… Workers’ comp is a shrinking industry; while there may well be … Continue reading Consolidation in work comp services – you ain’t seen nothing yet.

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