April 1, 2006 Related Topics: Fee Schedules
This study reports the results of an analysis requested by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Department of Industrial Accidents and Division of Health Care Finance and Policy) for information that may provide input to their decisions about a revised medical fee schedule.
The report shows how the medical fee schedule in Massachusetts, the lowest in the nation, compares with prices actually paid in workers' compensation. It also compares the Massachusetts fee schedule to the medical fee schedules in nearby states (Connecticut, Maine, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont).
The study examines common medical procedures delivered to injured workers and paid for under workers’ compensation in Massachusetts. Services examined include:
Among our findings:
How Does the Massachusetts Medical Fee Schedule Compare to Prices Actually Paid in Workers' Compensation?. Stacey Eccleston. April 2006. WC-06-27.
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