CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for Massachusetts, 19th Edition

By Evelina Radeva

October 15, 2018 Related Topics: Medical Costs, Utilization, CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks

This report can help policymakers and other stakeholders identify current cost drivers and emerging trends in payments, prices, and utilization of medical services among nonhospital and hospital providers in the Massachusetts workers’ compensation system.

The study also examines how these metrics of medical payments in Massachusetts compared with 17 other states (Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin).

Claims with experience through 2017 for injuries up to and including 2016 were analyzed. In some cases, a longer time frame was used to supply historical context for key metrics. Information from other WCRI studies was added to provide a more complete picture of the system. 

CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for Massachusetts, 19th Edition. Evelina Radeva. October 2018. WC-18-30.

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Research Questions:

Questions Addressed:

  1. How are workers' compensation medical payments distributed across providers and services? 
  2. How do medical payments, prices, and utilization per claim differ across study states? 
  3. 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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