Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new report from NCCI that examines the characteristics of emergency room treatment in workers’ comp, with baseline information prior to the coronavirus pandemic and thoughts on what the future may hold.
Key findings included that 1 in 4 injured workers visits the ER for initial treatment, and ER costs have risen by nearly 20% since 2013. Services associated with an ER visit also account for more than 10% of total workers’ comp medical costs. ER visit frequency was found to skew younger, as the percentage of ER visits by injured workers under the age of 35 was greater than the percentage in the workforce, and even though workers under the age of 35 have lower accident rates than workers 35 and older.
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