This study can help Minnesota policymakers and other system stakeholders identify current cost drivers and emerging trends in payments, prices, and utilization of medical services among nonhospital and hospital providers. The report examines how various metrics of medical payments in Minnesota compare with 16 other states (Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin). This study covers the time period of 2008 to 2013, with claims experience through March 2014. In some instances, we use data for injuries before 2008 to provide a broader context of trends for key metrics. Where relevant, we add information from other Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) studies to provide a more complete picture of the Minnesota workers’ compensation system. This study encompasses a time period just prior to the implementation of several reforms enacted in Minnesota in May 2013 and May 2015 and provides a baseline for monitoring the potential impact of these reforms going forward.
CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for Minnesota, 16th Edition. Sharon E. Belton. October 2015. WC-15-39
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