WEBINAR: HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT COSTS AND THE IMPACT OF FEE
April 3, 2012—As
legislators, employers, and other stakeholders look for ways
to control the rising costs of medical care for injured
workers, WCRI is offering a series of webinars on important
workers’ compensation topics and research that will be both
interesting and actionable.
The first of the series is a webinar based on
WCRI’s recent study,
Hospital Outpatient Cost Index for Workers’ Compensation,
which is packed with information to help you make
meaningful comparisons of hospital outpatient costs across
states, identify key cost drivers, and measure the impact of
reforms over time.
Join the author of the study, Rebecca Yang,
for an in depth discussion on Tuesday, April 10, 2012
from 1-2pm EDT as she shares the major findings of
the study and takes your questions.
Participants will learn:
of fee schedules on hospital outpatient and/or
Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) costs across states
of reforms on hospital outpatient/ASC costs
term policy implications of different types of fee
The states included in this webinar, which
represent 60 percent of the workers’ compensation benefits
paid in the United States, are California, Florida,
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts,
Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina,
Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.
“The webinars are a great opportunity to
engage with my talented colleagues who conducted the
research,” said Dr. Richard Victor, WCRI’s Executive
webinar is 60 minutes long. Price per webinar is $35
for members, $50 for non-members, and no charge for
public officials and members of the media.
Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) is an
independent, not-for-profit research organization based in
Cambridge, MA. WCRI is recognized as a leader in providing
objective, credible, and high-quality information about
public policy issues involving workers' compensation
systems. WCRI's members include employers; insurers;
governmental entities; managed care companies; health care
providers; insurance regulators; state labor organizations;
and state administrative agencies in the U.S., Canada,
Australia and New Zealand.