Research Complete List

This 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.
Posted Date: February 5, 2018
David Deitz, MD, PhD reviews some of the recent scientific articles regarding the efficacy of marijuana and its derivatives as treatments for occupational conditions.
Posted Date: January 19, 2018
In this research brief, NCCI examines Social Security Disability Insurance and workers compensation cost shifting.
Posted Date: December 14, 2017
Dive into workers comp data at the classification level with NCCI’s interactive class tree map—available to NCCI affiliates, regulators, and independent bureaus.
Posted Date: November 20, 2017
In 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.
Posted Date: November 02, 2017
A 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.
Posted Date: October 24, 2017
Read 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).
Posted Date: October 16, 2017
Large loss development and excess loss development are relevant in determining excess loss factors used in NCCI’s ratemaking methodology and in retrospective rating. View results of an update to the periodic review of these development patterns.
Posted Date: April 19, 2017
This technical paper uses an econometric model to quantify the impact of Average Wholesale Price-based prescription drug fee schedules on workers compensation (WC) drug costs.
Posted Date: January 09, 2017
NCCI's latest research addresses The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has dramatically changed the healthcare landscape in the United States.
Posted Date: November 07, 2016
This 2016 update examines the most recent trends in the use of prescription drugs in workers compensation. It also looks at the possible savings that would result from implementation of drug formularies in certain states.
Posted Date: September 20, 2016
NCCI Examines Time From Injury to Treatment in the Age of the Affordable Care Act.
Posted Date: January 11, 2016
This 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.
Posted Date: November 30, 2015
An NCCI research report examines the effectiveness of fee schedules at controlling medical costs.
Posted Date: September 28, 2015
In this study NCCI looks at the relationship between report lag and claim cost using recent industry wide data.
Posted Date: May 26, 2015
An NCCI research report finds that the average annual late-term medical cost per claim generally decreases gradually with increasing claimant age.
Posted Date: October 20, 2014
Using a sample of proposed workers compensation settlements, this report looks at demographics and the review process related to MSAs.
Posted Date: September 15, 2014
According to preliminary estimates, workers compensation lost-time claim frequency declined by a relatively modest 2% in Accident Year 2013.
Posted Date: July 18, 2014
An NCCI research report examines the financial performance of the property and casualty (P&C) industry as it relates to the business cycle, economic trends, and investment income.
Posted Date: June 5, 2014
NCCI Posts Research on Price Impact of Physician Fee Schedules.
Posted Date: April 29, 2014
With medical expenditures growing at a faster rate than indemnity benefits in workers compensation, NCCI has once again reexamined prescription drug (Rx) costs, which are a significant driver of medical costs.
Posted Date: September 26, 2013
This study provides NCCI’s latest frequency change estimate for Accident Year 2012 and examines the effect of the recession on frequency changes.
Posted Date: September 12, 2013
Average benefit durations have risen or fallen in step with the national unemployment rate.
Posted Date: August 29, 2013
Research reports analyze the impact of physician fee schedules on prices and utilization.
Posted Date: August 16, 2012; Updated: May 29, 2013
According to preliminary estimates, workers compensation lost-time claim frequency declined by a relatively modest 2% in Accident Year 2013.
Posted Date: July 12, 2012