From Workers Compensation Research Institute (http://www.wcrinet.org/)
The cost drivers of medical care in state workers' compensation systems; the effects of legislative and regulatory changes on medical costs; and trends in payments, prices, and utilization of medical care for injured workers are examined in a new set of studies from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).
The studies, CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks, 15th Edition, look at 16 different state workers' compensation systems, (Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin), and provide a baseline of current medical costs and trends for policymakers and other stakeholders by documenting how medical payments per claim and their cost components compare over time with other states.
"The following is a sample of the key findings found in the studies:
· Illinois: Medical payments ...
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