Joseph Paduda
Principal of Health Strategy Associates, LLC
President of CompPharma, LLC

Joseph Paduda, the principal of Health Strategy Associates, is a nationally recognized expert in medical management in workers’ compensation with deep experience in medical and pharmacy services. He is also president of CompPharma, LLC, a trade association of workers’ compensation pharmacy benefit managers.
In addition to consulting with managed care organizations, employers, health care providers, and insurers, Health Strategy Associates conducts regular surveys on managing work comp pharmacy costs, utilization review, bill review systems, and claims systems.

Mr. Paduda is also the prolific author of the controversial blog and a founder of, a collaborative blog on health care policy.

A respected media source, Mr. Paduda has been quoted in the New York Times, Business Week, Risk & Insurance, CFO Magazine, Business Insurance, and many other publications. In addition, he has appeared on Nightline and Fox Business’ Business for Breakfast. He has also written a number of articles that were published in Business Insurance, National Underwriter, Business Finance, and CFO Magazine.

Mr. Paduda is a popular speaker who is particularly adept at converting raw data into valuable, manageable knowledge that organizations can use to develop and refine their medical management programs. He was the 2012 keynote speaker the Workers’ Compensation Institute’s conference and the 2011 keynoter of the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference. Mr. Paduda frequently speaks at industry conferences, including the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards (IAIABC) and the American Insurance Association. IAIABC presented him its 2012 President’s Award, recognizing his efforts to identify solutions to the opioid problem in workers’ compensation.

Before launching his consulting business in 1997, he held executive positions with major insurers, including Traveler’s, United Healthcare and Liberty Mutual. Mr. Paduda has a Master’s of Science Degree in Health Management from the American University. He lives and works in Madison, Connecticut and can be reached at 203-314-2632 or

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