This last installment of NCCI’s series on inflation and workers compensation (WC) medical costs focuses on changes seen in drug costs and, in particular, how changes in opioid prescribing have impacted those cost trends. The study explains how these shifts in prescribing patterns contributed to changes in workers compensation 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—Prescription Drugs, 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.
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