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.

Dr. Rebecca Yang, a senior public policy analyst at WCRI, and Dr. Olesya Fomenko, an economist at WCRI, hosted the webinar. They discussed the Institute’s latest research on the topic and took questions from the audience. The following WCRI studies, which examine both medical professional services and hospital services, were covered in the webinar:

The webinar addressed the following questions:

  • What are the different types of fee schedules that states use to regulate reimbursement for medical professional and hospital services?
  • How do medical prices paid for professional and hospital outpatient services in your state compare with others?  
  • How are medical prices shaped by fee schedule policy choices?
  • What is the impact of recent fee schedule reforms on medical prices paid?

Recorded webinars are $25 for Non-Members and FREE for WCRI Members, members of the press, legislators as well as their staff, and state public officials who make policy decisions regarding workers’ compensation. Although WCRI memebers can login to watch the webinar, press and policymakers must contact WCRI for a link to this recording.

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