Hospital costs per workers’ comp claim in North Carolina still higher than in most states – 2012 study

A new study recently released by the Workers Compensation Research Institute showed that hospital costs per workers’ compensation claim in North Carolina in 2012 were still higher than costs in 15 other states.

The report, titled “CompScope Medical Benchmarks for North Carolina, 15th Edition,” analyzed medical costs data between the years 2007 and 2012. This study includes the year 2009, the year when North Carolina received a reduction in hospital fee schedules for outpatient care.

Non-hospital costs in North Carolina, on the other hand, are a little lower than in those other states, due to lower prices paid by employers.

It is important to note, however, that the study was done before hospital reimbursement changes took effect in 2013.

Workplace accidents can cause serious hardships for workers and their families, but fortunately, a successful workers’ compensation claim can help accident victims secure the financial assitance they need to pay for related expenses. If you need legal assistance when it comes to filing for workers’ compensation benefits, call the Raleigh workers’ comp lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, at (919) 851-3311 today.