Monitoring Trends in the New York Workers’ Compensation System, 2005-2014

The study is the ninth annual report to regularly track key metrics of the performance of the workers’ compensation system after the implementation of the March 2007 statutory changes in New York and subsequent legislative and administrative changes.

The key reform measures increased maximum statutory benefits,… Read More >>

Evaluation of the 2015 and 2016 Fee Schedule Changes in Delaware

This study evaluates the early impact of Delaware House Bill (HB) 373, which had a goal to reduce medical expenses in the state’s workers’ compensation system by 33 percent over three years. It discusses the impact HB 373 had on fee schedule rates and the actual prices paid for professional services. For hospital… Read More >>

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

In recent policy debates, 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 policy choices and changes in fee… Read More >>

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. 


Simultaneous Prescribing of Opioids and Benzodiazepines Seen In WCRI Research

As reported in the Huffington Post, new research from the Stanford University School of Medicine finds doctors are prescribing a potentially dangerous combination of opioids and benzodiazepines at an increasing rate. Benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and Valium, are prescription tranquilizers used to treat anxiety, muscle spasms, insomnia and seizures.


WCRI Launches Redesign of Website with New Logo

Cambridge, MA, March 15, 2017―In an effort to help policymakers and other stakeholders find the latest research on some of the most significant issues impacting state workers’ compensation systems, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) launched a redesign today of its website along with a new logo. The site can be viewed at


2017 WCRI Annual Report + Research Review

We would like to share with you a copy of our 2017 WCRI Annual Report + Research Review. Among the report's many features is a list of the impact our research had last year in helping policymakers and other stakeholders make more informed decisions.


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United Airlines

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Medical Price Index, 8th Edition 

November 2016

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