Baseline for Monitoring Effects of Recent Legislation in North Carolina: CompScope™ Benchmarks, 15th Edition

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April 1, 2015 Related Topics: Indemnity Benefits, Medical Costs, Annual State CompScope™ Benchmarks

This 15th edition CompScope™ Benchmarks study provides baseline data for monitoring the effects of major legislation passed in 2011, House Bill (HB) 709, and reports results from the 2009 reduction in the hospital fee schedule on hospital prices, specifically payments for outpatient care. The study benchmarks the performance of the North Carolina workers’ compensation system with 16 other states (Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin). It focuses on income benefits, overall medical payments, costs, use of benefits, duration of disability, litigiousness, benefit delivery expenses, timeliness of payment, and other metrics. It examines how these system performance metrics have changed from 2008 to 2013 (evaluated in 2014). 

Baseline for Monitoring the Effects of Recent Legislation in North Carolina: CompScope™ Benchmarks, 15th Edition. Carol A. Telles. April 2015. WC-15-17.

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Research Questions:

1) How does the performance of a state system compare with that of other states?

2) How does workers' compensation system performance changing over time?

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