May 15, 2018

WorkCompRecap: New WCRI Report!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new study from WCRI that examines the critical and sometimes controversial issue of back surgery in workers’ comp, and found that the probability of injured workers getting back surgery can vary depending on the area of the country in which they seek treatment.

According to the study, local practice norms that were more surgery-intensive, higher reimbursement rates for surgery, and more surgeons in an area were each independently associated with higher likelihoods that an injured worker had back surgery. State to state variations were also notable including how almost 20% of injured workers with back pain had surgery in Oklahoma and Tennessee, while less than 10% in California and Florida with the same diagnoses had surgery.

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