Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features news from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI), which has released a new study that tracks the continued growth of California Workers’ Comp medical expenses.
The new report titled “Medical Development Trends in California Workers’ Compensation, Accident Years 2002-2010” discusses the fact that despite reforms made in 2002-2004, after rising steadily in 2005, average payments for treatment, pharmaceuticals and durable medical equipment (DME), medical management/medical cost containment and med-legal reports are back above pre-reform levels. Other highlights include breakdowns of cost contributions as a percentage of comp dollars, with notable increases in cost containment and med-legal reports.
Find out more (including a link to the free report!) by clicking here.