Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of the 10th edition of WCRI’s free Medical Price Index for Workers’ Compensation (MPI-WC), which is focused on providing stakeholders with a tool for monitoring changes in prices paid for medical professional services for injured workers in different states as well as the impact of fee schedule and network changes on price trends.
The Index tracks medical prices paid in 35 states from 2008 to 2017 for professional services billed by physicians, physical therapists, and chiropractors. Services fall into eight groups: evaluation and management, physical medicine, surgery, major radiology, minor radiology, neurological testing, pain management injections, and emergency care. New in this edition is a discussion of the price trends in a number of states with major fee schedule changes, namely Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Texas.
Find out more (including a link to the free report!) by clicking here!