Study links longer-term opioid prescriptions to more time off work

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.

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Recorded - WCRI Webinar Examines Hospital Reimbursement in Several States

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.

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Former Commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to Open 2018 WCRI Conference

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.

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Recorded - Webinar on WCRI’s Latest Research on Fee Schedules and Medical Prices

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.

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Recorded - Webinar on WCRI’s Latest Opioid Research

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...

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Recorded - Free Webinar on WCRI’s Latest Worker Outcomes Research

July 17, 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. Click here to watch the recording.

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Recorded - Webinar on Provider Choice Research

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.

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WCRI’s 2018 Annual Issues & Research Conference

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. 

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