Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new research report from NCCI that examines workers compensation medical services provided beyond 20 years after the injury. According to NCCI, it is likely that more than 10% of the cost of medical benefits for injuries that occur this year will be for services provided more than two decades into the future. NCCI also noted that the percentage has been growing and might continue to grow.
Key findings included a predominance of male patients, more so than could be explained by historical workforce gender differences, and that deteriorating medical conditions of more elderly claimants is not a main cost driver – with claimants under age 60 actually costing more per year, per claimant, to treat than those over age 60.
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