This study examines medical payments, prices, and utilization in Massachusetts and compares them with 17 other states (Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin). In the context of generally stable system performance, the report focuses on some long-term trends in medical payments, prices, and utilization among the study states; factors driving those trends; and how Massachusetts trends compared with those of other study states.
This study covers 2009 to 2014, with claims experience through March 2015. Where relevant, findings from other Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) studies are added to provide a more complete picture of the system.
CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for Massachusetts, 17th Edition. Evelina Radeva. October 2016. WC-16-60.
How are workers' compensation medical payments distributed across providers and services?
How do medical payments, prices and utilization per claim differ across states for similar injures and workers?
How have medical payments, prices and utilization per claim changed over time within a state, and what are the major drivers of those changes?
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