Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap finishes out the week strong with another new report from NCCI – the 2012 update of their study on Workers Compensation Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Indemnity Benefit Duration. The study had previously found that the average duration of TTD indemnity benefits began to increase at the beginning of the recent recession, and that the rate of increase had moderated for injuries occurring during the first six months of 2010, and continued at the more moderate rate through the first half of 2011.
New analyses in the report also examined TTD indemnity benefit duration by nature of injury, injured part of body, and whether or not the claimant was prescribed an opioid pain medication. Notably, duration for claims with prescribed opioid pain medication was found to be clearly higher than for claims without opioids prescribed.
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