Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry’s release of its 2014 Minnesota Workers’ Compensation System Report, which found that the number of paid workers’ comp claims in Minnesota fell 49% relative to the number of employees from 1997-2014.
Key findings included that medical treatment for injuries was again the chief cost driver for the system, increasing annually per claim by 4.6% above average wages since 1997. The percentage of claims with disputes rose from 15.5% to 20.7% from 1997-2008, but has shown little change since. The DLI noted that legislation was passed 2015 to help control increases for inpatient hospital charges and the DLI hopes to pass similar controls for outpatient charges during the 2017 session.
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