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.
January 10, 2019
This is a free, one-hour webinar on the fundamentals of value-based care (VBC) and its potential use in workers’ compensation. Dr. Randall Lea, an orthopedic surgeon and senior research fellow at WCRI, is the presenter.
November 5, 2018
In the last decade or so, many medical services for injured workers have shifted from hospitals to nonhospital providers, including ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). These changes are an important factor underlying the trends in medical payments per claim.
October 31, 2018
Cambridge, MA, Oct. 31, 2018―Today, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) announced Prof. Alan Krueger―among the 50 highest-ranked economists in the world―will be the keynote speaker at its 35th Annual Issues & Research Conference, February 28 and March 1, 2019, at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, AZ.
September 27, 2018
Research on the impact of Pennsylvania’s physician dispensing reform was the focus of a one-hour webinar on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Hosting the webinar was Vennela Thumula and Dongchun Wang of the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).
May 23, 2018
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.
March 15, 2018
Longer-term prescribing of opioids causes substantially longer duration of temporary disability among workers with work-related low back injuries, according to a new study from an independent, not-for-profit research organization based in Cambridge, Mass.
January 18, 2018
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.
November 7, 2017
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.
October 12, 2017
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.
October 9, 2017
The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) hosted a free 45-minute webinar on its most recent research on outcomes for injured workers on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. The outcomes examined include recovery of physical health and functioning, return to work, earnings recovery, access to medical care, and satisfaction with medical care.
September 7, 2017
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...
July 17, 2017
May 23, 2017
Should the choice of provider in workers' compensation cases be left to workers or employers? We discuss our study The Effects of Provider Choice Policies on Workers’ Compensation Costs, in this recorded webinar, which was held on June 14, 2017. The webinar was hosted by Dr. Bogdan Savych, an author of the study and a public policy analyst at WCRI.
March 9, 2017
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.
We're happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Please let us know how we can help.