Recorded Webinar: Provider Choice Research image

In this one-hour webinar held on May 2, 2024, WCRI Senior Policy Analyst Bogdan Savych shared highlights from three WCRI studies (Impact of Vertical Integration in Workers’ Compensation, Impact of Medical Provider Consolidation on Workers’ Compensation Payments, Workers’ Compensation Providers: Describing the Marketplace) on the impact of vertical integration on prices, medical utilization, and outcomes.

Questions Addressed: 

  • What are the trends in the consolidation of providers treating workers with injuries?
  • What is the impact of vertical integration of medical providers on the payments for workers’ compensation care, and on patterns and quantity of care provided?
  • Did claims with workers who were treated by vertically integrated providers have higher medical payments per claim and longer duration of temporary disability?

The analysis focuses on care provided to workers in 34 states who experienced a work-related injury between 2012 and 2018. It covers the main specialties of medical professionals who treat a large share of workers with injuries, including physicians and non-physicians.

Recorded webinars are $25 for non-members and free for WCRI members, members of the press, and legislators. 

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