WCRI Medical Price Index for Workers’ Compensation, 10th Edition (MPI-WC)

The increasing costs of medical care for treating injured workers have been a focus of public policymakers and system stakeholders in many states. To help them conduct meaningful comparisons of prices paid across states, and to monitor the price trends in relation to changes in fee schedules and network participation, this… Read More >>

Monitoring Physician Dispensing Reforms in Pennsylvania

This study examines the impact of Pennsylvania House Bill 1846—which changed the reimbursement rules by capping the prices paid for physician-dispensed… Read More >>

CompScope™ Benchmarks, 18th Edition

These comprehensive reference reports measure the performance of 18 different state workers’ compensation systems, how they compare with each other, and how they have changed over time.

The reports are designed to help policymakers and others benchmark state system performance or a company’s workers’… Read More >>

Recorded Webinar: Impact of Opioid Prescriptions on Duration of Temporary Disability

In this recorded webinar, Dr. Bogdan Savych discussed the findings from a recently published WCRI study The Impact of Opioid Prescriptions on Duration of Temporary Disability. 


Member Spotlight: Stephanie Bloomingdale, Wisconsin State AFL-CIO

Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking to one of our long-time members, Stephanie Bloomingdale of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO about how she came to know and join the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). Stephanie is the secretary-treasurer for the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO with more than 20 years of experience in labor as an organizer, negotiator, trainer, and activist.


Member Spotlight: Artemis Emslie, myMatrixx

Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking to one of our long-time members and chair of our Disability and Medical Management Program Advisory Board, Artemis Emslie of myMatrixx about how she came to know the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). 


Prices Paid for Injured Workers’ Medical Care in 35 States Examined in WCRI Study

Cambridge, MA, June 14, 2018― As policymakers and system stakeholders in many states debate rising medical costs, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) released a new study today that helps monitor changes in prices paid for medical professional services as well as the impact of fee schedule and network changes on price trends.


Average Total Cost per Workers’ Compensation Claim in Tennessee Lower Compared with Other Study States, Finds WCRI Study

​Cambridge, MA, June 7, 2018 – The average total cost per workers’ compensation claim in Tennessee decreased 6 percent in 2015, reflecting in part the impact of reforms enacted in 2013, according to a recent Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) study.


Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Costs per Claim Higher Than Other States and Growing Faster Than Many, WCRI Study Finds

​Cambridge, MA, May 31, 2018 – Workers’ compensation total costs per claim in Louisiana were the highest in a recent study of 18 states conducted by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).


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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, 10th Edition

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