Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of the 2013 update to WCRI’s study, Workers’ Compensation Medical Cost Containment: A National Inventory. According to WCRI, medical cost containment became a focus for many states in the early 1990s when the medical portion of the workers’ comp benefit dollar began to grow more quickly than other claim costs.
The study seeks to provide a basic understanding of what cost containment strategies have been adopted by which states, and provides additional references for those who want more detail. This latest edition also includes new information about ability to settle costs of future medical care and whether there is a finite period of time for medical care.
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