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Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014
In response to higher and rising medical costs per claim for care of injured workers in Indiana, the legislature passed legislation--House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1320--that created a hospital fee schedule effective July 2014.
To better understand the potential effect of this legislation as well as how Indiana's medical costs per claim for injured workers compares with 15 other states, join Carol Telles of the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) for an hour-long webinar on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 1 p.m. ET (12 p.m. CT, 11 a.m. MT, and 10 a.m. PT).
Ms. Telles will share findings from CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for Indiana, 14th Edition. This study examines costs, prices, and utilization of medical care in Indiana and compares Indiana with 15 other states (Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin). It also examines how metrics of medical costs and care have changed from 2006 to 2011 (evaluated in 2012).
Apart from sharing her insights from the CompScope™ Medical benchmarks, Ms. Telles will present findings from other WCRI studies that look at medical prices and hospital costs under different regulatory approaches.
• What does House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1320 address?
• What are the major drivers of medical costs for injured workers in Indiana?
• How do medical prices, payments, and utilization per claim differ across states for similar injuries and workers?
• How have medical prices, payments, and utilization per claim changed over time, and what are the major drivers of those changes?
Attendance is limited to 100 people and all attendees receive a free copy of the slides. Webinars are $39 for WCRI members; $79 for non-members; and no charge for members of the press, legislators as well as their staff, and state public officials who make policy decisions impacting their state's workers' compensation system.
Click on the following link to register now: http://www.wcrinet.org/4.17.14_webinar_reg.html.
The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization based in Cambridge, MA. WCRI was founded in 1983 and is recognized as a leader in providing high-quality, objective information about public policy issues involving workers' compensation systems. WCRI's members include employers; insurers; governmental entities; managed care companies; health care providers; insurance regulators; state labor organizations; and state administrative agencies in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
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