year’s conference has seven major components:
present findings on medical cost drivers and worker
outcomes of care.
Harry Shuford (NCCI) analyzes,
"How the Economy Drives Workers' Compensation."
Alex Swedlow (CWCI) discusses,
"The Form and Function of Medical Treatment
Professor Jon Gruber (MIT) and Dr. Richard Victor
how health care reform will unfold, the impact on
workers' compensation, and which states will be most
David North (Sedgwick), Donald Hurter (AIG) and
Chris Cunniff (Liberty Mutual) form
an expert panel that will peer into the future of
workers' comp and healthcare reform.
Dr. Sreekanth Chaguturu (Partners Healthcare) explains
Accountable Care Organizations and how leading
provider organizations are implementing them.
Ramona Tanabe and her CompScope™ colleagues present
recent lessons from WCRI's Core Benchmark Studies.
In 2014, many of the major provisions of the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act (PP-ACA) will be
implemented. This year's conference will focus on the
likely impact on workers' compensation systems. Among
the questions to be addressed:
What might the market for and the delivery of health
care look like in the U.S. in five years?
What are Accountable Care Organizations and how are
How might workers' compensation systems be affected
. . .
Vulnerability to cost shift toward workers'
Opportunities for cost shifting away
from workers' compensation?
Impact of increasing size and concentration of
health care providers?
Impact of federal government regulation of
How will increased coverage affect access to
care for injured workers?
What are the major unintended consequences to
watch out for?
In which states are the effects likely to be
As always, other sessions will present the most recent
findings of significant WCRI studies drawn from the
Worker outcomes of health care
Cost and use of ambulatory surgery centers
Lessons from recent CompScope™ studies
Which states may benefit most from a Texas-like
Impact of provider choice laws on worker outcomes
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 others and draws attendees from
across the nation. Conference participants will leave with new
insights, valuable networking contacts, and a better
understanding of key issues in today’s competitive environment.
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