CompScope Medical Benchmarks for New Jersey, 18th Edition

By Evelina Radeva

October 19, 2017 Related Topics: Medical Costs, Utilization, Annual State Medical CompScope™ Benchmarks

This study 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 New Jersey workers’ compensation system.

It also shows how medical payments per claim and their cost components in New Jersey compared with 17 other states (Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin).

Claims with experience through 2016 for injuries up to and including 2015 were analyzed. Information from other Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) studies was added to provide a more complete picture of the system.    

CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for New Jersey, 18th Edition. Evelina Radeva. October 2017. WC-17-44.

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Research Questions:

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