Navigation Links
Costs Per Claim of Medical Care for Injured Workers in Indiana Higher Than Most States and Rising, New Study Says
Date:11/25/2013

Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) November 25, 2013

The costs per claim of medical care to treat injured workers in Indiana were higher than most states and growing rapidly, according to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).

The report, Benchmarks for Indiana, CompScope™ 14th Edition, demonstrates that medical costs per workers’ compensation claim in Indiana were 17 percent higher than typical of the 16 states in the WCRI study.

At an average of 8 percent per year from 2006 to 2011, medical costs per claim grew faster in Indiana than in the other study states.

The study notes that recent legislation addressed hospital costs, which were a key driver of the higher medical payments. The measure, House Bill 1320, enacted a hospital fee schedule, effective July 2014, with reimbursement set at 200 percent of Medicare.

“The study will help policymakers and other stakeholders understand how the Indiana workers’ compensation system measures up with other states and serves as an invaluable tool in monitoring system changes,” said Ramona Tanabe, WCRI’s deputy director and counsel.

The study also found:

  •     Overall workers’ compensation costs per claim were lower in Indiana than in many of the 16 study states, as lower indemnity payments (income benefit payments) offset higher medical costs.
  •     Indemnity payments per claim were among the lowest of the 16 states, in part because of lower maximum statutory benefits, also addressed by House Bill 1320.
  •     It took longer, on average, for injured workers to receive their first indemnity payment than in most states.

Click on the following link to purchase this report: http://www.wcrinet.org/studies/public/books/BMcscope_multi14_IN_book.html.

The Cambridge-based WCRI is an independent, non-partisan research center that 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. Since 1983, WCRI has been a catalyst for significant improvements in workers' compensation systems around the world with its objective, credible, and high-quality research. WCRI's members include 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.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11366962.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Doctors Detail High Costs of Fighting Malpractice Claims
2. Cancer Care Costs Higher in U.S. Than Europe, But Survival Longer
3. Obesitys Health Costs Double Earlier Estimates
4. Obese Workers Health Care Costs Top Those of Smokers
5. Diabetic retinopathy research could reduce screening costs
6. Fitness in Middle Age Lowers Medical Costs Later: Study
7. Robotic-assisted prostate cancer surgery drives up costs, UPMC study finds
8. Most occupational injury and illness costs are paid by the government and private payers
9. Caring for patients with fecal incontinence costs more than $4,000 per person each year
10. Duplicate spending on veterans care costs billions
11. Nurse Alert Senior Medical Alert System Announces Solution for Seniors to Help Reduce Medical Costs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... of 7® Hemp CBD Oil utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum ... CBD dose required and providing a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills ... specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise ... offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader in agile ... a contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Enterprise ... use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner across CMS ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Orleans, LA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... centers in the U.S., announced today its plans to open a flagship location in ... will occupy the former Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... that we intend to develop to enable prevention of a major side effect ... hearing loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... CAESAREA, Israel and NEW YORK , Sept. ... company with mobile health and big data solutions, today announced that its ... today. Please check your local TV listings for when The Dr. Oz ... ... ninth season this month. ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... Sept. 22, 2017 Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) ... letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... sirukumab for the treatment of moderately to severely active ... clinical data are needed to further evaluate the safety ... active RA. ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company developing a non-invasive, robotically assisted, platform therapy that ... developments today:   ... ... Tom Tefft ... Veteran medical device executive Josh Stopek , PhD, who has led R&D and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: