Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new report from WCRI that examined the early impact of Delaware House Bill 373, which had a goal to reduce medical expenses in the state’s workers’ compensation system by 33% over three years.
The study examines the impact HB 373 had on fee schedule rates and the actual prices paid for professional services. For hospital outpatient services and ambulatory surgery center (ASC) services, the study sought to measure impact by comparing the established fee schedule rates with the actual pre-change payments. In order to provide context on Delaware’s stance among other states, the study also compared fee schedules in the state for the pre- and post-change years with fee schedule rates in other states as of 2016.
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