Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features CWCI’s release of a new white paper that examines the issues, opportunities, and unresolved problems surrounding the integration of workers’ compensation into a 24-hour system.
The paper puts current integration efforts in context by taking a historical look at previously proposed or enacted workers’ compensation and health care reforms. It also reviews the two basic models of 24-hour coverage: single-payer plans, and pay-or-play plans, and discusses how the different structural components and objectives of workers’ comp medical care would fit within an integrated system, and obstacles to doing so. Finally, beyond differences in how medical utilization and reimbursement are handled by workers’ comp and group health, the study notes other areas that continue to present significant challenges in designing an integrated system.
Find out more (including a link to the free report!) by clicking here!