Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014
The costs of medical care per claim for injured workers in Virginia were among the highest of any state in a 16-state study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).
The study, CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for Virginia 14th Edition, shows medical payments per workers’ compensation claim in Virginia were 22 percent higher than the median of the study states.
“Virginia is one of the states that does not regulate payments for hospital services,” said Ramona Tanabe, WCRI’s deputy director and counsel. “WCRI has found states with no fee schedule or a percent-of-charge-based fee schedule have higher costs compared with states with a per-procedure-based fee schedule.”
Among the study’s findings:
Click on the following link to purchase a copy of this study: http://www.wcrinet.org/result/csmed14_VA_result.html.
The Cambridge-based WCRI is recognized as a leader in providing credible, high-quality, and objective information about public policy issues involving workers' compensation systems.
The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization based in Cambridge, MA. Organized in late 1983, the Institute does not take positions on the issues it researches; rather, it provides information obtained through studies and data collection efforts, which conform to recognized scientific methods. Objectivity is further ensured through rigorous, unbiased peer review procedures. WCRI's diverse membership includes employers; insurers; governmental entities; managed care companies; health care providers; insurance regulators; state labor organizations; and state administrative agencies in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.