Tag: Workers Compensation Research Institute

WCRI releases new edition of medical price index for workers’ compensation

Today, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) released the sixth edition of its annual Medical Price Index for Workers’ Compensation (MPI-WC).


Report: Texas drug formulary has potential to reduce costs

A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) examines how a Texas-like closed drug formulary might affect the prevalence and costs of drugs in 23 other state workers’ compensation systems that do not currently have a drug formulary.


Report: Cost of surgeries in ASCs vs. hospitals

A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute examines how the payments for common workers’ compensation surgeries conducted at ASCs compare with the payments for similar surgeries performed at hospital outpatient settings.


Study: Payments to ambulatory surgery centers

A new 23-state study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) shows that prices paid to ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) in some states were triple that in other states – due to state price regulation or the absence thereof.


Report: Narcotic use among injured workers in 25 states

A new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) found that the amount of narcotics used by an average injured worker in Louisiana and New York was striking.


Resource for comparing workers’ compensation laws available

An essential tool for researching and understanding the distinctions among workers’ compensation laws in all U.S. states and certain Canadian provinces is now available.


Study: Medical costs for injured workers in Virginia higher than national average, rising faster

The cost per claim for medical care for injured workers in Virginia was higher than in most states and growing faster, according to a new study, Benchmarks for Virginia, CompScope™ 13th Edition, by the Workers Compensation Research Institute.


Study: Virginia pays more for workers comp

According to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute, Virginia had higher prices paid and faster growth compared to study states with fee schedule regulations. The study, Medical Price Index for Workers’ Compensation, Third Edition (MPI-WC), shows that the price for non-hospital services in Virginia in 2010 was nearly 30 percent higher than […]