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2014-09-26 23:03:40

Join the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) for a webinar on their new research, which identified new predictors of worker outcomes that can help public officials, payors, and health care providers improve the treatment and communication an injured worker receives after an injury – leading to better outcomes. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 For anyone involved in a state workers compensation system, be it employee or employer, the single goal when a worker gets...

2014-09-09 23:05:09

Join WCRI authors, Dongchun Wang and Vennela Thumula, for an hour-long webinar on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT, 12 a.m. MT, and 11 a.m. PT) as they discuss the findings from the following recently published WCRI prescription drug studies: Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 The dangers of prescription drug misuse resulting in death and addiction constitute a top priority public health problem in the United States and are shared by the workers’ compensation...

2014-08-05 23:04:26

Dr. Richard Victor, executive director of the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), is set to participate in two sessions at the 69th Annual Workers' Compensation Educational Conference (WCEC). The conference is being held August 17 - 20, 2014, at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Dr. Richard Victor, executive director of the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), is set to participate in two sessions at the 69th...

2014-06-25 23:04:03

A new study, Impact of a Texas-Like Formulary in Other States, from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) examines how a Texas-like closed drug formulary might affect the prevalence and costs of drugs in 23 other state workers’ compensation systems that do not currently have a drug formulary. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) examines how a Texas-like closed drug formulary might affect the prevalence and...

2014-05-14 23:06:44

WCRI's 25-state study, Interstate Variations in Use of Narcotics 2nd Edition, will give public officials, employers, worker advocates, and other stakeholders the ability to examine interstate variations and trends in the use of narcotics and prescribing patterns of pain medications in the workers’ compensation system. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 A new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) found that the amount of narcotics used by an average injured...

2014-03-31 23:28:36

In this 14th edition CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks study, we examine medical costs, prices, and utilization in New Jersey, compared with 15 other states in the CompScope™ Medical benchmarking studies. This WCRI study also examines how these metrics of medical costs and care have changed from 2006 to 2011 (evaluated in 2012). Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Growth in payments per claim for the medical care of injured workers in New Jersey stabilized after years of growth, but...

2014-03-25 23:23:30

This WCRI study, CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for Texas 14th Edition, examines medical costs, prices, and utilization in Texas and compares them with 15 other states. It further examines how these metrics of medical costs and care have changed following the Texas reforms. CAMBRIDGE, MA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Payments per claim for the medical care of injured workers in Texas grew nearly 8 percent in 2011, largely the effect of price increases from earlier reforms, according to a...

2014-03-05 23:21:37

Organizers of the Workers Compensation Research Institute's (WCRI) 2014 Annual Issues & Research Conference (March 12-13, 2014) are expecting another record-breaking year for attendance at next Wednesday's event in Boston, MA at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. The WCRI conference, an annual two-day event, is a leading workers’ compensation forum for policymakers, employers, labor advocates, insurance executives, health care organizations, claims managers, researchers, and...

2014-02-10 23:20:45

Join the Workers' Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) for an hour-long webinar on the impact of reducing the Illinois fee schedule on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 1pm ET (12pm CT, 11am MT, and 10am PT). Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 In an effort to address one of the highest fee schedules in the nation, Illinois enacted a 30 percent reduction in their medical fee schedule in 2011. Since then many have wondered about the impact. Join WCRI researchers and co-authors, Dr....

2013-12-26 23:00:55

The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) announced today that it will host an hour-long webinar panel on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 1pm ET (12pm CT, 11am MT, and 10am PT) to share lessons on how states can control the misuse and abuse of opioids. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) December 26, 2013 The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) announced today that it will host an hour-long webinar panel on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 1pm ET (12pm CT, 11am MT, and 10am PT) to share...


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