Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap wraps up our time “deep in the heart of Texas” at the RIMS conference in San Antonio! It’s been a great trip filled with new connections, old friends, and plenty of exciting ideas!
In the news today is WCRI’s recent release of the 2018 edition of its “National Inventory” of workers’ comp medical cost containment, which provides a basic understanding of the cost containment initiatives adopted nationally and additional references.
The study also notes that cost containment regulatory initiatives entail a balancing act of limiting the cost of services and inappropriate or unnecessary treatment without negatively affecting the quality of treatment or access to care for injured workers. The inventory includes tables of statutory provisions, administrative rules, and administrative procedures used by all 50 states, the DC, and two U.S. Federal programs (FECA & LHWCA).
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