This study examines payments, prices, and utilization of medical care received by injured workers in Kentucky and compares them with 17 other states (Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin).
How these metrics of medical costs and care have changed, primarily from 2010 to 2015 for claims at 12 months of experience, are also examined. Claims with experience through 2016 for injuries up to and including 2015 were analyzed.
The report can help policymakers and other stakeholders identify changes over time in the provision of workers’ compensation medical care; detect areas where medical payments per claim, prices, or utilization may be higher or lower compared with other study states; and reveal areas where legislative changes or system features and processes may be impacting the costs or delivery of medical services.
CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for Kentucky, 18th Edition. William Monnin-Browder. October 2017. WC-17-39.
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