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Workers Compensation and Prescription Drugs - 2018 Updatehttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Prescription-Costs-WC-Claims.aspxWorkers Compensation and Prescription Drugs - 2018 UpdateNedzad ArnautovicJanuary 30, 2019This research brief breaks down the major factors that make up overall prescription drug costs for the industry. Article
The Impact of Fee Schedule Updates on Physician Paymentshttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_Insights-Impact-Fee-Schedule-Physician.aspxThe Impact of Fee Schedule Updates on Physician PaymentsDavid Colon and Paul HendrickDecember 11, 2018NCCI examines the relationship between fee schedule updates and payments for physician services in WC. Article
Medical Services and How They Contribute to the Cost of WC Claimshttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_Insights-MedicalServicesWCClaims.aspxMedical Services and How They Contribute to the Cost of WC ClaimsMatt SchutzOctober 29, 2018In this paper, NCCI examines how the mix of medical services varies substantially by claim size and maturity, and that payout rates vary by claim size and service group.Article
Changes in Monday Claimshttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_Insights-MondayClaims.aspxChanges in Monday ClaimsChun Shyong, Barry Lipton, and John RobertsonSeptember 18, 2018NCCI evaluates the change in the share of Monday claims before and after the implementation of ACA.Article
Mega Claims in Workers Compensationhttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_Insights_Mega_Claims.aspxMega Claims in Workers CompensationTony DiDonatoAugust 29, 2018In a new Research Brief, NCCI researchers examine this category of workers compensation claims through Financial, Unit Statistical, and Medical Call data to further explore the impact and characteristics of mega claims.Article
Motor Vehicle Accidents in Workers Compensationhttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_Insights_MVA_WC.aspxMotor Vehicle Accidents in Workers CompensationJim Davis and Delano BrownAugust 08, 2018Despite increased safety improvements, motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) in the United States have generally been on the rise over the last several years. NCCI takes a closer look at this trend impacting workers compensation.Article
Understanding the Interplay Between Social Security Disability Insurance and Workers Compensationhttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_Insights_SSDI-WorkersComp.aspxUnderstanding the Interplay Between Social Security Disability Insurance and Workers CompensationJim Davis, Matt Schutz, and Bruce SpidellMarch 26, 2018This NCCI research brief examines the interplay between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and workers compensation (WC) benefits.Article
Medicare Set-Asides and Workers Compensation: 2018 Updatehttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_Insights_Medicare_Set-Aside.aspxMedicare Set-Asides and Workers Compensation: 2018 UpdateNedzad ArnautovicFebruary 05, 2018This update builds on a September 2014 study that NCCI conducted on Medicare Set-Asides (MSAs). It’s based on data from approximately 11,500 MSAs submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services between September 2009 and December 2015.Article
Social Security Disability Insurance and Workers Compensation Cost Shiftinghttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_Insights_SSDI.aspxSocial Security Disability Insurance and Workers Compensation Cost ShiftingBarry Lipton, Jim DavisDecember 14, 2017In this research brief, NCCI examines Social Security Disability Insurance and workers compensation cost shifting.Article
Medical Cost Trends: Then and Nowhttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_Insights_Medical-Costs-Then-and-Now.aspxMedical Cost Trends: Then and NowNedzad Arnautovic, Barry Lipton, John RobertsonNovember 02, 2017In Accident year 2015, claims costs decreased by 1% for the first year-over-year decline in more than 20 years. Learn more about this phenomenon with NCCI’s research paper.Article
NCCI Report Examines Historic 2015 Decline in Workers Compensation Medical Severity Costshttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_Medical-Severity-Decline.aspxNCCI Report Examines Historic 2015 Decline in Workers Compensation Medical Severity CostsDavid ColonOctober 24, 2017A summary of key highlights of NCCI's research brief, "Investigating the Drivers of the 2015 Workers compensation Medical Severity Decline". The brief is based on NCCI’s compilation and analysis of lost-time medical claims severity data from 38 states.Article
How Is Medical Inflation Measured? And Why Should I Care?https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_Medical-Price-Index-Analysis.aspxHow Is Medical Inflation Measured? And Why Should I Care?Raji ChadarevianOctober 16, 2017Read explore the differences between commonly used Medical Price Index (MPI) alternatives, and encourage the industry to consider using a recently developed methodology outlined below called the Personal Health Care Index (PHC).Article
Do Drug Fee Schedules Based on AWP Affect Prices Paid for Drugs in Workers Compensation? (PDF)https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_2017_workers_comp_drug_fee_schedule.pdfDo Drug Fee Schedules Based on AWP Affect Prices Paid for Drugs in Workers Compensation? (PDF)Miguel Henry, John Robertson, and Raji ChadarevianJanuary 09, 2017This technical paper uses an econometric model to quantify the impact of Average Wholesale Price-based prescription drug fee schedules on workers compensation drug costs.PDF
Workers Compensation Excess Loss Development Results (PDF)https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_2016_Excess_Loss_Research_Brief.pdfWorkers Compensation Excess Loss Development Results (PDF)Damon Raben, Dan BenzshawelDecember 07, 2016View the results of NCCI’s ratemaking methodology and retrospective rating development patterns.PDF
Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Workers Compensation (PDF)https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_Research_Brief_AffordableCareAct.pdfImpacts of the Affordable Care Act on Workers Compensation (PDF)Leonard HerkNovember 02, 2016NCCI’s latest research addresses the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has dramatically changed the healthcare landscape in the United States.PDF
Workers Compensation and Prescription Drugs: 2016 Update (PDF)https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_ResearchBrief_WC_Prescription_Drugs.pdfWorkers Compensation and Prescription Drugs: 2016 Update (PDF)Barry Lipton, David ColónSeptember 19, 2016This 2016 update examines the most recent trends in the use of prescription drugs in workers compensation. It also looks at possible savings that would result from implementing drug formularies in certain states.PDF
Time From Injury to Treatment in Workers Compensation: Setting a Baseline to Monitor the Affordable Care Act (PDF)https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_Time_From_Injury_to_Treatment_in_WC.pdfTime From Injury to Treatment in Workers Compensation: Setting a Baseline to Monitor the Affordable Care Act (PDF)Barry Lipton, Dan Corro, and John RobertsonJanuary 11, 2016NCCI examines time from injury to treatment in the age of the Affordable Care Act.PDF
2010 NCCI Research Brief on Obesity (PDF)https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_obesity_research_brief.pdf2010 NCCI Research Brief on Obesity (PDF)Harry Shuford, Tanya RestrepoDecember 13, 2010An NCCI study advances previous research by analyzing the differences in outcomes between workplace injuries with “obese” and “non-obese” claims.PDF
State Differences in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Joint Injuries (PDF)https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_State_Differences_Diagnosis_Treatment_Joint_Injuries_Research.pdfState Differences in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Joint Injuries (PDF)Barry Lipton, John Robertson, and Dan CorroNovember 25, 2015This study takes a look at state differences in the treatment of joint cases by looking at differences in mix and quantity of services for relatively objective injuries—those involving knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle.PDF
Narcotics in Workers Compensation (PDF)https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_narcotics_in_wc_1209.pdfNarcotics in Workers Compensation (PDF)Barry Lipton, Chris Laws, and Linda LiDecember 22, 2009This study examines the use and prescribing patterns of narcotics in workers compensation.PDF
The Impact of Workers Compensation Drug Fee Schedules (PDF)https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_workers_comp_drug_fee_schedule.pdfThe Impact of Workers Compensation Drug Fee Schedules (PDF)Natasha Moore, David Colón, and John RobertsonSeptember 28, 2015An NCCI research report examines the effectiveness of fee schedules at controlling medical costs.PDF
The Relationship Between Accident Report Lag and Claim Cost in Workers Compensation Insurance (PDF)https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_Relationship-Accident-Report-Lag-Claim-Cost-WC-Insurance.pdfThe Relationship Between Accident Report Lag and Claim Cost in Workers Compensation Insurance (PDF)Thomas SheppardMay 26, 2015In this study, NCCI looks at the relationship between report lag and claim cost using recent industry wide data.PDF
Fee Schedules and Medical Care—Research Brief April 2014 (PDF)https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_Research_april2014researchbriefshorter.pdfFee Schedules and Medical Care—Research Brief April 2014 (PDF)NCCI InsightsApril 28, 2015NCCI looks at how fee schedules relate to the broader marketplace for medical care, using experience from group health and fees paid by Medicare.PDF
The Impact of Claimant Age on Late-Term Medical Costs (PDF)https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_Impact-Claimant-Age-Late-Term-Med-Costs.pdfThe Impact of Claimant Age on Late-Term Medical Costs (PDF)David ColonOctober 20, 2014An NCCI research report finds that the average annual late-term medical cost per claim generally decreases gradually with increasing claimant age.PDF
NCCI Examines Medicare Set-Asides (MSAs) and Workers Compensation (PDF)https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_medicare_set_asides_research.pdfNCCI Examines Medicare Set-Asides (MSAs) and Workers Compensation (PDF)NCCI InsightsSeptember 15, 2014Using a sample of proposed workers compensation settlements, this report looks at demographics and the review process related to MSAs.PDF

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