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 >>

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.

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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.

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Recorded - Webinar on WCRI’s Latest Opioid Research

This webinar discusses WCRI's latest research on interstate variations and trends in the prescribing of opioids for workplace injuries. It was recorded on Sept. 28, 2017. Authors Dongchun Wang and Vennela Thumula discussed findings from the following studies and took audience questions...

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Florida Medical Payments per Workers’ Compensation Claim Stabilized After Years of Moderate Growth

Cambridge, MA, Nov. 16, 2017 – Medical payments per workers’ compensation claim in Florida remained stable in 2015 following moderate growth from 2010 through 2014, according to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).

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Delaware Fee Schedule Changes Examined in New WCRI Study

Cambridge, MA, Nov. 14, 2017―A new report from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), Evaluation of the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Fee Schedule Changes in Delaware, 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. 

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California Sees Steady Decrease in Medical Payments per Workers’ Compensation Claim

​Cambridge, MA, Nov. 9, 2017 – Medical payments per workers’ compensation claim with more than seven days lost time in California have decreased steadily since the enactment of reform legislation in 2013, according to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).

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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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