Cambridge, MA, August 15, 2023 – Join the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) for a 30-min. webinar on Wed., Sept. 6, 2023, at 2:00 pm ET as authors Olesya Fomenko and Rebecca Yang discuss findings and answer questions from Insights into Medical Inflation in Workers’ Compensation—A WCRI FlashReport.

“The steep growth in consumer prices for energy, food, and housing over the last few years created concerns about potential rising inflation in medical care,” said WCRI CEO Ramona Tanabe. “The study examines to what extent the recent sizable price growth for all goods and services spread to the health care sector in general and to workers’ compensation in particular.”

The webinar will address the following questions:

  • To what extent did the recent sizable price growth spread to the health care sector in general and to workers’ compensation in particular?
  • What are the trends in workers’ compensation medical payments per claim over the past decade? What are the main drivers of medical cost growth in workers’ compensation?
  • Is there evidence of medical inflation for the major types of workers’ compensation providers over the past decade?
  • What is the impact of workers’ compensation reimbursement regulations on containing growth in workers’ compensation prices and payments?

This is a free webinar. Attendance is limited to 500 people and all attendees receive a free copy of the slides. Click here to register.  


The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization based in Cambridge, MA. Organized in late 1983, the Institute does not take positions on the issues it researches; rather, it provides information obtained through studies and data collection efforts, which conform to recognized scientific methods. Objectivity is further ensured through rigorous, unbiased peer review procedures. WCRI's diverse membership includes employers; insurers; governmental entities; managed care companies; health care providers; insurance regulators; state labor organizations; and state administrative agencies in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.


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