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Study: Comp Reform Led to Drop in Medical Payments Per Claim in California

California’s total costs per workers’ compensation claim with more than seven days of lost time have remained stable after the passage of workers’ comp reform, while most other states experienced an increase during this period, according to a study by …

Study Shows Growth in Virginia’s Medical Payments per Workers’ Comp Claim

Virginia’s medical payments per workers’ compensation claim with more than seven days of lost time increased 26 percent for claims that occurred between 2009 and 2014, according to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). This growth …

Insurance Commissioner: Overdose Death Rate High in Louisiana

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Louisiana’s drug overdose death rate exceeds the national average, the Louisiana Department of Insurance reported. In addition, a recent study released by the Workers Compensation Research Institute found that one in six …

California Workers’ Comp Reforms May Have Decreased Medical Payments

Elements of California’s workers’ compensation reform law passed in 2012 may have contributed to the state’s 2013 and 2014 decreases in medical payments per workers’ comp claim, according to a study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute. The study, CompScope …

WCRI Report Examines Trends in New York Workers’ Comp System

The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) has published its eighth annual report examining the trends in the performance of the New York workers’ compensation system following reforms enacted in 2007. WCRI said the metrics in this report, “Monitoring Trends in …

Reforms May Have Caused Drop in Medical Payments in California, Study Shows

Medical payments per claim in California fell 5 percent in 2013 for claims with more than seven days of lost time at 12 months of experience, a trend that likely reflects the early impact of the 2012 workers’ compensation reform …

WCRI: New Jersey’s Med Payments Per Workers’ Comp Claim Stable

Medical payments per workers’ compensation claim in New Jersey were stable from 2010 to 2013, in contrast to rapid growth in the 2008 to 2010 period, according to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The report, …

Virginia Med Payments Per Workers’ Comp Claim Among Highest of Study States

Driven primarily by prices, medical payments per workers’ compensation claim with more than seven days of lost time in Virginia were among the highest of the study states, according to a recent study issued by the Workers Compensation Research Institute …

Another Report Shows California Workers’ Comp Reforms Working

A new study on worker’s compensation across 17 states shows that reforms sometimes work – and such is the case of sweeping reforms made in California, the report shows. The Workers Compensation Research Institute, an independent, not-for-profit research organization based …

Workers’ Comp Study: California Reforms Lowered Medical Payments Per Claim

A study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute indicates some benefits were had from California’s workers’ compensation reform bill. This WCRI 15th edition of the CompScope’ Benchmarks study tracks the provisions of Senate Bill 863, which sent into effect Jan. …