Studies released on trends in workers’ compensation programs

According to two new studies published by CompScope Medical Benchmarks and 16th Edition which were recently released by the Workers’ Compensation Institute, there are different factors behind medical payment trends per claim in at least seventeen states’ workers’ compensation systems. The studies focused on the following states: New Jersey, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. These seventeen states represent over sixty percent of the country’s workers’ compensation benefit payments.

The study also noted how legislative and regulatory amendments on such costs affect the programs in general.

WCRI executive vice president and counsel Ramona Tanabe said the reports contain significance when it comes to “identify[ing] where medical costs and care patterns may be changing.”

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