CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for Florida, 24th Edition

By Rebecca (Rui) Yang

October 5, 2023 Related Topics: Medical Costs, CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks

This study can help policymakers and other stakeholders in the workers’ compensation system to identify cost drivers and emerging trends in payments and utilization of medical services among nonhospital and hospital providers. In this report, we examine medical payments, prices, and utilization for various types of medical services in Florida and compare them with 16 other states.

The study also examines how these metrics of medical costs and care have changed, mainly from 2016 to 2021. We analyze claims with experience through March 2022 for injuries up to and including 2021. In some cases, we use a longer time frame to supply historical context for key metrics.

The results we report include non-COVID-19 claims from the first and second years of the COVID-19 pandemic (March 2020 through September 2021). The study, therefore, provides insights into how the pandemic likely impacted non-COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims in the first two years of the pandemic.

CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for Florida, 24th Edition. Rebecca Yang. October 2023. WC-23-35.

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Research Questions:

  1. How are workers' compensation medical payments distributed across providers and services?
  2. How do medical payments, prices, and utilization per claim compare across study states?
  3. How have medical payments, prices, and utilization per claim changed over time within Minnesota, and what are the main drivers of those changes?

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