Physician and facility services represent the bulk of medical expenditures in workers compensation (WC).
Part 2 of NCCI’s Inflation and Workers Compensation Medical Costs series explored how different types of facility services contribute to countrywide and regional facility cost trends in workers compensation. In this third installment of NCCI’s series concerning inflation and WC medical costs, we focus on physician services and how evaluation and management (E&M), surgery, radiology, and physical medicine contribute to changes in WC medical costs.
Insurance executives identified medical inflation as one of the top concerns for the workers compensation industry. The
Inflation and Workers Compensation Medical Costs—Physician Services, along with other articles in the series, dives into this topic as part of NCCI’s ongoing commitment to deliver the latest insights on top-of-mind issues. Stay tuned for the next installment of the Inflation and Workers Compensation Medical Costs series: Prescription Drugs.
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