Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of TDI’s Workers’ Comp Research and Evaluation Group’s annual report card on the performance of Workers’ Compensation Health Care Networks. The report card features comparisons of network and non-network claims on a variety of measures, including health care costs, utilization of care, satisfaction with care, access to care, return-to-work outcomes, and health outcomes.
TDI noted that certified networks continued to show improvements and generally produced better RTW and health outcomes compared to non-network claims. Non-network claims continued to have lower average medical costs than network claims, but TDI also pointed out that cost reductions in networks have closed the gap to 7 percent versus 17 percent in 2011.
Find out more (including a link to the full report card) by clicking here!