This study can help policymakers and other stakeholders involved in the Michigan workers’ compensation system identify current cost drivers and emerging trends in payments, prices, and utilization of medical services among nonhospital and hospital providers. The report also examines how these metrics of medical payments in Michigan compared with 16 other states (Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin). We analyzed claims with injuries up to and including 2013 (evaluated as of 2014). In some cases, we used data for injuries before 2008 to supply historical context for key metrics. We also added information from other Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) benchmarking studies to provide a more complete picture of the system in Michigan.
CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for Michigan, 16th Edition. Evelina Radeva. October 2015. WC-15-38.
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