Correlates of Opioid Dispensing

This study identifies characteristics of injured workers and their employers that are associated with differences in opioid dispensing rates. For example, this study finds that injured workers in certain industries are more likely to receive opioids on a chronic basis. This information might be useful in setting priorities… Read More >>

Comparing Outcomes for Injured Workers, 2017 Interviews

Three new state reports compare outcomes of injured workers in Minnesota, Pennsylvania,… Read More >>

WCRI FlashReport: Comparing Payments to Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Hospital Outpatient Departments

Some studies indicate that ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) provide care that is less expensive than services provided in hospitals. This study compares payments for similar knee and shoulder surgeries performed on injured workers in ASCs with hospital outpatient departments. This analysis is important since evidence about… Read More >>

Monitoring Trends in the New York Workers’ Compensation System, 2018 Edition

This is the 11th annual report to regularly track key metrics of the performance of the New York workers’ compensation system after the implementation of the following statutory changes enacted in March 2007:

  • increased maximum statutory benefits
  • limited the number of weeks of permanent partial… Read More >>

35th WCRI Annual Issues & Research Conference

Registration is now open for WCRI's 35th Annual Issues & Research Conference, February 28 and March 1, 2019, in Phoenix, AZ. Click here to visit our conference website.

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Member Spotlight: Frank McKay, Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation

Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with one of our members—Frank McKay, chairman of the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation—about how he came to know WCRI.

As chairman, Judge McKay also serves as the State Board's Chief Appellate Court Judge. Judge McKay came to the State Board of Workers' Compensation as chairman in 2013 from private practice where he concentrated in workers' compensation representing both employers, insured and self-insured, and injured employees.

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Recorded Webinar: Future of Value-Based Care in Workers’ Compensation

This is a free, one-hour webinar on the fundamentals of value-based care (VBC) and its potential use in workers’ compensation. Dr. Randall Lea, an orthopedic surgeon and senior research fellow at WCRI, is the presenter.

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Recorded Webinar: Shift in Where Injured Workers Receive Medical Care

In the last decade or so, many medical services for injured workers have shifted from hospitals to nonhospital providers, including ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). These changes are an important factor underlying the trends in medical payments per claim. 

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Conference Session - Moving the Needle: Innovative Employer Ideas

We are less than two months away from WCRI's 35th Annual Issues & Research Conference, February 28 and March 1, in Phoenix, AZ. If you haven't registered yet, don't miss this opportunity to elevate your career, expand your knowledge, and network with the 100+ organizations already attending. 

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Member Spotlight: Frank McKay, Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation

Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with one of our members—Frank McKay, chairman of the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation—about how he came to know WCRI.

As chairman, Judge McKay also serves as the State Board's Chief Appellate Court Judge. Judge McKay came to the State Board of Workers' Compensation as chairman in 2013 from private practice where he concentrated in workers' compensation representing both employers, insured and self-insured, and injured employees.

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Characteristics Associated with Significant Differences in Opioid Dispensing to Injured Workers Identified in New WCRI Study

Cambridge, MA, Jan. 10, 2019 ― A new study, Correlates of Opioid Dispensing, published by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) identifies characteristics of injured workers and their employers that are associated with differences in opioid dispensing rates.

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Who Should Attend WCRI’s Annual Conference?

A question we often get about our annual conference is who should attend? The answer is, anyone working to improve workers’ compensation systems or seeking to manage a changing environment will benefit. Better yet, take a look at the 100+ organizations below that are already registered for our 35th Annual Issues & Research Conference, Feb. 28 and March 1, in Phoenix, AZ.

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This 35-state study compares medical prices paid across states and monitors trends in relation to policy choices and changes in fee schedules.

Medical Price Index, 10th Edition

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