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Motor Vehicle Accidents in Workers Compensation - An Updatehttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights_MVA_WC-Update.aspxMotor Vehicle Accidents in Workers Compensation - An UpdateJim Davis, Ryan VollJune 23, 2020This article provides an update of MVA experience in WC through Accident Year 2018 and discusses factors influencing MVAs, such as cell phone laws and ownership, and vehicle safety. The article sheds light on how the COVID-19 pandemic may impact 2020.Article
Opioid Prescribing Across Industry Groupshttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Opioid-Prescribing.aspxOpioid Prescribing Across Industry GroupsCarolyn WiseJune 08, 2020This article explores the difference in opioid use between industry groups by looking at data-driven trends underlying opioid prescribing patterns in workers compensation—with a special focus on the contracting industry.Article
Large Losses in Workers Compensation - Claims Above $1Mhttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Large-Losses-in-WorkersComp.aspxLarge Losses in Workers Compensation - Claims Above $1MJim Davis, Ryan VollMarch 31, 2020This article examines the frequency of claims with incurred losses above $1M in all NCCI states combined over the most recent fifteen years.Article
The Use of Networks to Care for Injured Workers - What's Been the Impact?https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Use-of-Network-to-Care-for-Injured-Workers.aspxThe Use of Networks to Care for Injured Workers - What's Been the Impact?Dan Corro, Barry Lipton, and John RobertsonMarch 23, 2020This report looks at the impact of medical provider networks (MPNs) on workers compensation prices and utilization.Article
Comparing the Quantity and Prices of Physician Services Between Workers Compensation and Group Healthhttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-WC-vs-Group-Health-2020.aspxComparing the Quantity and Prices of Physician Services Between Workers Compensation and Group HealthDan Corro, Barry Lipton, and John RobertsonFebruary 26, 2020In this latest research brief, NCCI taps into data from employer-sponsored group health (GH) programs as a source of information that might be critical to maintaining a viable WC benefit delivery system.Article
Ratemaking Challenges in Today’s Atypical Workers Compensation Environmenthttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Ratemaking-Challenges-in-Todays-Atypical-WorkersComp-Environment.aspxRatemaking Challenges in Today’s Atypical Workers Compensation EnvironmentBrett FosterJanuary 06, 2020This paper discusses how a long-tailed line of business such as workers compensation continues to be challenging—especially with the current environment.Article
Wage-Adjusted Changes in Workers Compensation Indemnity Benefits 2000 - 2018https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Wage-Adjusted-Changes-Workers-Comp-Indemnity-Benefits-2000-2018.aspxWage-Adjusted Changes in Workers Compensation Indemnity Benefits 2000 - 2018Bruce Spidell and Laura Backus HallDecember 02, 2019In this paper, we build upon previous work that displayed indemnity benefit indices by state and make additional refinements to ensure the indices appropriately filter out all wage-related changes.Article
Formulary Implementations and Initial Impacts on Workers Compensationhttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Formulary-Implementations-Initial-Impacts-WorkersComp.aspxFormulary Implementations and Initial Impacts on Workers CompensationPaul HendrickJune 10, 2019NCCI researchers take a deeper look at critical factors that are influencing pharmacy experience in workers compensation.Article
Changing Workforce Demographics and Workplace Injury Frequencyhttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-WorkforceDemographics.aspxChanging Workforce Demographics and Workplace Injury FrequencyPatrick CoateApril 01, 2019In this paper, NCCI explores the relationship between age, gender, sector, and frequency over the last decade.Article
Monitoring the Time From Injury to Treatmenthttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-TimetoTreatment.aspxMonitoring the Time From Injury to TreatmentNCCI InsightsMarch 26, 2019This study looks at the time lapse between the occurrence of an injury and the date the injured worker receives professional medical care. Article
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

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