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 >>

Hospital Outpatient Payment Index: Interstate Variations and Policy Analysis, 7th Edition

Rising hospital costs in the treatment of injured workers have received attention from public policymakers and system stakeholders in many states. To assist in better understanding these costs, this study compares hospital outpatient payments across states and monitors the impact of fee schedule reforms from 2005 to 2016.… Read More >>

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

Research on the impact of Pennsylvania’s physician dispensing reform will be the focus of a one-hour webinar on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT, 12 noon MT, and 11 a.m. PT). Hosting the webinar is Vennela Thumula and Dongchun Wang of the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), who will discuss the research and take questions.


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. 


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.


WCRI’s Opioid Research Mentioned in Hearing Memo by Staff of U.S. House Committee on Small Business

The U.S. House Committee on Small Business recently held a hearing on how the opioid epidemic affects small businesses. A memo written by the committee staff for the members mentioned WCRI's research.


International Foundation for Occupational Risk Prevention recognize WCRI’s President & CEO John Ruser

On Thursday, September 20, 2018, the International Foundation for Occupational Risk Prevention will be recognizing WCRI 's President & CEO John Ruser with an award (see attached letter) for his many years of working toward the "improvement of workers wellbeing." 


Volunteering at the Greater Boston Food Bank

Today, WCRI had the honor and pleasure of volunteering at the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) where we helped sort, pack, label, and distribute 11,002 pounds of food, which translates to 9,168 meals for hungry families across Eastern Massachusetts. To learn more about the GBFB, visit 


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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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