CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks, 19th Edition

These reports can help identify changes over time in the provision of workers’ compensation medical care; detect areas where medical payments per claim, prices, or utilization may be higher or lower compared with other study states for a set of similar claims; and reveal areas where legislative changes or state system… Read More >>

Workers’ Compensation Prescription Drug Regulations: A National Inventory, 2018

Across the country, states are grappling with an array of different regulatory strategies, overseen by different agencies, to address prescribing of medicine. This report provides policymakers and system stakeholders with a basic understanding of the different strategies adopted by all 50 states, and points to the regulations… Read More >>

Payments to Ambulatory Surgery Centers in Georgia

This study explores how facility payments for surgeries conducted in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in Georgia changed after the 2014 changes in the medical fee schedule for outpatient services.

Effective May 1, 2014, Georgia changed its ASC and hospital outpatient fee schedule to follow Medicare’s Hospital… Read More >>

WCRI FlashReport—Time from Injury to Medical Treatment: How States Compare

This study examines interstate differences in the time from injury to first medical treatment among injured workers. It focuses on the median number of days from injury to first medical treatment by type of provider, type of service, and type of injury across 18 study states. While the study was not designed to explain why… Read More >>

Member Spotlight: Kevin Brady, PMA Companies

Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with a member of our research committee—Kevin Brady, Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary for the PMA Companies—about how he came to know WCRI.

Kevin has more than 30 years of actuarial experience, with the last 10 plus years being responsible for the overall actuarial function at PMA. The PMA Companies are industry leaders of workers' compensation, casualty insurance, and TPA & risk services with over 100 years of experience.

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Recorded Webinar: Impact of Pennsylvania Physician Dispensing Reform and Emerging Trend of New Pharmacies

Research on the impact of Pennsylvania’s physician dispensing reform was the focus of a one-hour webinar on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Hosting the webinar was Vennela Thumula and Dongchun Wang of the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).

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Member Spotlight: Donna Glenn, Liberty Mutual

Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with one of our board members, Donna Glenn of Liberty Mutual Insurance, about how she came to know WCRI.

Donna is Senior Vice President and Casualty Product Manager for National Insurance at Liberty Mutual. She has more than 25 years of property and casualty insurance experience. In her current role at Liberty Mutual, she is leading the strategic direction of the workers’ compensation line of business. Liberty Mutual currently writes more than $2.4B direct written premium for this line, handling more than 300,000 workers’ compensation claims for its 72,000 commercial customers. 

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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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New Studies Examine Trends In Medical Payments, Prices, And Utilization In 18 State Workers’ Compensation Systems

Cambridge, MA, October 18, 2018 – Medical costs per claim and the components in 18 state workers' compensation systems are analyzed in depth in a new series of studies, CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks, 19th Edition, released by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).

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1,000+ LinkedIn Followers!

We recently reached 1,000+ LinkedIn followers! Many thanks to all those who follow us as well as liked, commented, and shared our content. We could not have done it without you and look forward to continuing to provide you with objective, credible, high-quality workers' compensation research.

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WCRI Quarterly Newsletter: 3rd Quarter (July 1 - Sept. 30, 2018)

Check out our latest quarterly newsletter, which shows you what we have been up to over the last three months (July 1 - Sept. 30, 2018)...

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Member Spotlight: Kevin Brady, PMA Companies

Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with a member of our research committee—Kevin Brady, Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary for the PMA Companies—about how he came to know WCRI.

Kevin has more than 30 years of actuarial experience, with the last 10 plus years being responsible for the overall actuarial function at PMA. The PMA Companies are industry leaders of workers' compensation, casualty insurance, and TPA & risk services with over 100 years of experience.

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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.

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