CompScope™ Benchmarks for Virginia, 23rd Edition

Bogdan Savych

April 18, 2023 Related Topics: Annual State CompScope™ Benchmarks

This study helps policymakers and other system stakeholders in Virginia identify current cost drivers and emerging trends in total costs per claim and key components. It compares the performance of state workers’ compensation systems in Virginia and 16 other states, focusing on overall medical payments, income benefits, use of benefits, duration of temporary disability, benefit delivery expenses, timeliness of payments, and other metrics. The study also examines how these system performance metrics have changed, mainly from 2016 to 2021, for claims at various maturities. 

This report monitors the performance of Virginia’s workers’ compensation system in the four years after the medical fee schedule was implemented on January 1, 2018.  

Note that the results we report reflect experience on claims through March 2022, including non-COVID-19 claims only from the pandemic period (March 2020–September 2021). The study, therefore, provides a look at how the pandemic impacted non-COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims in the first two years of the pandemic.  

CompScope™ Benchmarks for Virginia, 23rd Edition. Bogdan Savych. April 2023. WC-23-13.

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Research Questions:

  • How did Virginia’s payments per claim and components change after the introduction of the medical fee schedule in 2018? 
  • How does the performance of the Virginia workers’ compensation system compare with other states? 
  • Did COVID-19 have any impact on Virginia’s workers' compensation system?

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