Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new Study from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). The study, titled “The Impact on Physician Reimbursement of Changes to Workers Compensation Medical Fee Schedules” examines examples of how workers compensation medical payments responded to state fee schedule changes for particular services.
NCCI does point out that many factors can affect particular WC price changes, but highlights of findings from the report include the theory that WC fee schedules are more effective at controlling the cost of high-volume low-priced procedures than low-volume high-priced procedures, and that the impact of increasing a WC fee schedule maximum reimbursement is not simply the reverse of decreasing the scheduled amount.
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