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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...

2014-03-27 23:22:21

Join WCRI's senior analyst and author, Carol Telles, for an hour-long webinar on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 1 p.m. ET (12 p.m. CT, 11 a.m. MT, and 10 a.m. PT) to discuss Indiana's new hospital fee schedule and workers' compensation medical costs in the state. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 In response to higher and rising medical costs per claim for care of injured workers in Indiana, the legislature passed legislation—House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1320—that created a...

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...

2014-02-20 23:20:31

Sixteen states (Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin) are included in this 14th edition CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks study and provide detailed measures of medical prices, payments, and utilization by provider type and service group. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 The cost drivers of medical care in state workers’ compensation systems;...

2014-01-13 23:04:21

A new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) examines the impact of the 30 percent reduction in the Illinois medical fee schedule that was enacted in 2011. Prior to the reduction, the Illinois fee schedule was one of the highest in the nation. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 A new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) examines the impact of the 30 percent reduction in the Illinois medical fee schedule that was enacted in 2011. Prior to the...

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...

2013-12-20 23:04:35

The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) announced today that Michael Clingman will be joining WCRI in January as a regional director. Most recently, Mr. Clingman served as Administrator of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) announced today that Michael Clingman will be joining WCRI in January as a regional director. Michael will be based in Oklahoma. “Mike joins our new team of...

2013-12-09 23:21:11

The total costs for a workers’ compensation claim in Michigan were low compared with other states according to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), Michigan System Performance Prior to the 2011 Legislative Changes: CompScope™ Benchmarks, 14th Edition. The study covers the period prior to the passage of major workers’ compensation legislation in 2011. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 The total costs for a workers’ compensation claim in...

2013-12-02 23:20:53

The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will host an hour-long webinar on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 1pm ET (12pm CT, 11am MT, and 10am PT) to discuss payments for hospital and professional services for injured workers across states and the impact of reforms using two WCRI studies. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will host an hour-long webinar on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 1pm ET (12pm CT, 11am MT, and 10am PT)...