WCRI FlashReport – Worker Attorney Involvement: A New Measure

The study helps inform policymakers and stakeholders about whether worker attorney involvement in their state is lower, near the middle, or higher relative to other states. It also helps facilitate discussions about why workers’ compensation systems vary in attorney involvement.

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Designing Workers’ Compensation Medical Fee Schedules, 2016

The purpose of this report is to highlight some of the most important design choices that public officials face in adopting, reforming, and updating a fee schedule for physicians and to show how the 43 states with fee schedules and the District of Columbia have resolved these choices, as of March 2016. This study also includes… Read More >>

The Effects of Provider Choice Policies on Workers’ Compensation Costs

This study provides new insights into a long-standing policy discussion over whether the choice of provider in workers’ compensation cases should be left to workers or to employers.

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WCRI Webinar on Choice of Provider in Workers’ Compensation

Should the choice of provider in workers' compensation cases be left to workers or employers? The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will share its latest research informing this question during a 45-minute webinar on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT, 12 noon MT, and 11 a.m. PT). The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Bogdan Savych, a public policy analyst at WCRI.

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SAVE THE DATE - WCRI’s 2018 Annual Issues & Research Conference

The WCRI conference is a leading workers' compensation forum. The two-day program highlights presentations of WCRI’s latest research findings while drawing upon the diverse perspectives of highly respected workers’ compensation experts and policymakers from across the country. 

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WCRI Webinar Informs Long-Standing Policy Discussion over Choice of Provider in Workers’ Compensation Cases

Cambridge, MA, May 24, 2017 — Should the choice of provider in workers' compensation cases be left to workers or employers? The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will share its latest research informing this question during a 45-minute webinar on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT, 12 noon MT, and 11 a.m. PT). The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Bogdan Savych, a public policy analyst at WCRI.

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North Carolina Costs per Workers’ Compensation Claim Have Remained Steady since 2009, WCRI Study Indicates

Cambridge, MA, May 23, 2017—Total costs per workers’ compensation claim in North Carolina have remained steady since 2009, according to a Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) study, a contrast from the increases of the pre-2009 era.

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New WCRI Study Finds Large Variation in Worker Attorney Involvement

Cambridge, MA, May 18, 2017—A new FlashReport from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) found wide variation in the percentage of claims with worker attorneys across 18 state workers’ compensation systems.

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