This study provides a look at how medical payments per claim in the Indiana workers’ compensation system have changed following significant legislation in 2013 and 2014. In particular, House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1320 addressed hospital costs, which were a key driver of higher-than-typical medical payments in Indiana, by enacting a hospital fee schedule effective July 1, 2014, with reimbursement set at 200 percent of Medicare. The data in this report reflect up to 21 months of experience under the fee schedule.
The study examines medical payments per claim, prices, and utilization in Indiana and compares them with 17 other states (Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin). The report examines how these metrics of medical payments and care have changed, mainly from 2010 to 2015. Claims with experience through 2016 for injuries up to and including 2015 were analyzed.
CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for Indiana, 18th Edition. Carol A. Telles. October 2017. WC-17-38.
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