Effects of workers’ compensation systems shown in recent WCRI report
In a new set of studies released by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), researchers studied factors regarding medical payments per claim in state workers’ compensation systems. The report, called CompScope Medical Benchmarks, also studied the effects of legislative and regulatory changes on the cost of each claim.
Ramona Tanabe, WCRI executive vice president, said the reports are a great help in studying the differing workers’ compensation systems in different states. She noted, “They also help identify where medical payments per claim or utilization may differ from other states.” For instance, in the state of California, the impact of Senate Bill 863, including the 2013 and 2014 fee schedule changes, caused medical payments per claim to decline by 3% in 2014, after having dropped by 4% in 2013.
Your employers in Raleigh and other areas of North Carolina are required by the state government to carry workers’ compensation insurance to provide financial assistance to employees or workers injured on the job. If you are injured in a workplace accident, do not hesitate to ask for legal assistance by filing for workers’ compensation benefits with our attorneys at Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC by calling our offices today at (919) 851-3311.