WCRI Webinar: Comparing Kentucky's Workers' Comp System to Other States

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Join WCRI’s Carol Telles for an hour-long webinar on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at 2pm ET/1pm CT/12pm MT/11am PT as she discusses key cost drivers, trends, and the performance of the Kentucky workers’ compensation system as compared to other states, as well as takes your questions.

People watching a WCRI webinar.

People watching a WCRI webinar.

For the first time ever, policymakers and system stakeholders in Kentucky now have information on how their workers’ compensation benefit delivery system compares with 17 other states.

For the first time ever, policymakers and system stakeholders in Kentucky now have information from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) on how their workers’ compensation benefit delivery system compares with 17 other states across a broad array of metrics, including performance.

Join WCRI’s Carol Telles for an hour-long webinar on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at 2pm ET/1pm CT/12pm MT/11am PT as she discusses key cost drivers, trends, and the performance of the Kentucky workers’ compensation system as compared to other states, as well as takes your questions.

Ms. Telles is a senior policy analyst and a lead author of WCRI's CompScope™ benchmarks studies, which provide the most meaningful interstate comparisons currently available for more than 60 system performance measures across 18 large states.

Apart from sharing findings from CompScope™ Benchmarks for Kentucky, 16th Edition, Ms. Telles will share findings from several other WCRI studies that include Kentucky, focusing on hospital outpatient costs, prices for nonhospital services, and payments to ambulatory surgery centers.

Things you will learn:

  •     The major cost drivers in Kentucky’s workers’ compensation system.
  •     Performance of Kentucky’s workers' compensation system compared to other states.
  •     Trends seen in many metrics of system performance in Kentucky’s workers' compensation system.
  •     Factors that shape income benefits in Kentucky.
  •     How Kentucky’s medical payments per claim differ from other states for similar claims, and some of the reasons for those differences.

Attendance is limited to 100 people and all attendees receive a free copy of the slides. Webinars are $39 for WCRI members; $79 for non-members; and no charge for members of the press, legislators as well as their staff, and state public officials who make policy decisions impacting their state’s workers’ compensation system. Click on the following link to register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/wcri_webinar.

The Cambridge-based WCRI is recognized as a leader in providing high quality, objective information about public policy issues involving workers' compensation systems.

ABOUT WCRI:

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.

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Andrew Kenneally
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