Evaluation of the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Fee Schedule Changes in Delaware

This new report provides policymakers and other stakeholders with the ability to examine all three rounds of the Delaware fee schedule changes enacted in House Bill (HB) 373. The objective of the fee schedule changes in HB 373 was to reduce medical expenses by 33 percent by January 31, 2017, over three consecutive annual… Read More >>

Monitoring Trends in the New York Workers’ Compensation System, 2005-2015

This is the 10th annual report to regularly track key metrics of the performance of the New York workers’ compensation system after the 2007 reforms, which, in addition to other important provisions, increased maximum statutory benefits, limited the number of weeks of permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits, and… Read More >>

CompScope Medical Benchmarks, 18th 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 >>

Recorded - WCRI Webinar Examines Hospital Reimbursement in Several States

In this recorded one-hour webinar, WCRI's Carol Telles discusses the impact of changes to hospital reimbursement in the following states: Florida, Georgia, Indiana, and North Carolina. Ms. Telles shared findings from WCRI’s CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks, 17th Edition, which examined the costs, prices, and utilization of workers’ compensation medical care in 18 states through March 2016 for injuries occurring mainly in 2010 to 2015.


Former Commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to Open 2018 WCRI Conference

Cambridge, MA, Nov. 7, 2017―The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) announced today that Dr. Erica L. Groshen, former Commissioner of Labor Statistics and head of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, will be the opening speaker at its 34th Annual Issues & Research Conference, March 22 and 23, 2018, at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, MA.


Recorded - Webinar on WCRI’s Latest Research on Fee Schedules and Medical Prices

The various design choices of fee schedule regulations and their impact on variation in medical payments across state workers’ compensation systems were discussed during an hour-long webinar by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.


Paduda: WCRI [conference] is just around the corner

Had a chance to sit down with WCRI CEO John Ruser a couple weeks ago and get his take on the Institute’s Annual Meeting, scheduled for March 22-23. For those who have yet to attend WCRI, get yourself there this year…and unlike other conferences, attendance is limited. I’d strongly encourage you to register now if you haven’t already…


Start off 2018 right!

Happy New Year! The start of a new year is the perfect time to make a resolution. Start off 2018 right: resolve to gain new insights and a better understanding of key issues in today's complex environment by attending WCRI's 34th Annual Issues & Research Conference, March 22-23, in Boston, MA.


Happy New Year from WCRI!

As 2017 comes to an end, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have made our progress possible. We value our relationship with you and look forward to working with you in the year to come.


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Brad Lehto
Chief of Staff
Minnesota AFL-CIO

“WCRI's research allows stakeholders in Minnesota to more independently evaluate our workers' compensation system. It leads to more informed discussion on system reforms in a balanced, unbiased manner. Over the…”

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This 31-state study compares medical prices paid across states and monitors trends in relation to policy choices and changes in fee schedules.

Medical Price Index, 9th Edition

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