CompScope™ Benchmarks for Virginia, 18th Edition

By Bogdan Savych

April 23, 2018 Related Topics: Annual State CompScope™ Benchmarks

This study provides information for Virginia policymakers and stakeholders on the performance of the state’s workers’ compensation system by examining income benefit payments, medical payments, duration of disability, benefit delivery expenses, litigiousness, timeliness of payments, and other metrics. This report compares these metrics in Virginia with similar measures from 17 other states and examines drivers of changes in these metrics primarily from 2011 to 2016 (evaluated in 2017). Effective January 1, 2018, Virginia implemented medical fee schedules for workers’ compensation services. The analysis in this study reflects data prior to implementation of the medical fee schedule.

CompScope™ Benchmarks for Virginia, 18th Edition. Bogdan Savych. April 2018. WC-18-15.

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Research Questions:

  • How does the performance of Virginia’s workers’ compensation system compare with that in other states?
  • What are the main factors explaining differences in indemnity and medical costs across states, including Virginia?
  • What are the factors behind changes in Virginia’s workers' compensation costs over time?
  • How do Virginia’s medical fee schedule rates compare with those in other states with fee schedules?  

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