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2021 Medicare Fee Schedules and Workers Compensationhttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-2021-Medicare-Fee-Schedules-WorkersComp.aspx2021 Medicare Fee Schedules and Workers CompensationJon Sinclair, Gustav Van RooyenMarch 04, 2021This article describes the changes that are most pertinent to the industry and their potential impact on medical costs.Article
Traumatic Brain Injuries in Workers Compensation - Associated Medical Services and Costshttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Traumatic-Brain-Injuries-WorkersComp.aspxTraumatic Brain Injuries in Workers Compensation - Associated Medical Services and CostsBryanna Lum, Beverly CordnerFebruary 25, 2021Traumatic brain injuries have the potential to become disabling and very costly early on and over time. This article provides insight into the costs and medical services associated with them.Article
Workers Compensation Excess Loss Developmenthttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-WorkersComp-Excess-Loss-Development.aspxWorkers Compensation Excess Loss DevelopmentNick Boguszewski, Coni GiordanoFebruary 02, 2021Large loss development and excess loss development are relevant in determining excess loss factors used in NCCI’s ratemaking methodology and in retrospective rating. See the results of an update to the periodic review of these development patterns.Article
An Early Look at 2020 Workers Compensation Resultshttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Early-Look-2020-Workers-Comp-Results.aspxAn Early Look at 2020 Workers Compensation ResultsBrittni Moore, Vicky MayenJanuary 14, 2021This article is a supplement to the "2020 Workers Compensation Financial Results Update" published in October 2020 and contains countrywide private carrier WC premium and combined ratio estimates for Calendar Year 2020.Article
COVID-19’s Impact on Medical Treatment in Workers Compensation—A First Look at 2020https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-COVID-19-Impact-Medical-Treatment-WCompensation-FirstLook2020.aspxCOVID-19’s Impact on Medical Treatment in Workers Compensation—A First Look at 2020David Colon, Raji ChadarevianDecember 07, 2020This article monitors several medical data-related metrics, which were developed to provide insight into the effect of COVID-19 on several aspects of the medical system as it relates to workers compensation. Article
How Do Medical Networks Impact Workers Compensation Claim Costs?https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Cost-Impact-Medical-Provider-Networks.aspxHow Do Medical Networks Impact Workers Compensation Claim Costs?Dan Corro, Barry LiptonNovember 09, 2020This report looks at the impact of medical provider networks on workers compensation (WC) claim costs for 10 common WC injuries.Article
COVID-19 and Workers Compensation: Frequency Assumptions Update https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-COVID-19-WCFrequencyAssumptionsUpdate.pdfCOVID-19 and Workers Compensation: Frequency Assumptions Update NCCI InsightsNovember 06, 2020This research brief examines recent data and research pertaining to the various frequency-related assumptions discussed in the white paper and utilized in the COVID-19 Hypothetical Scenarios Tool.PDF
COVID-19’s Impact on Motor Vehicle Accidents in Workers Compensation https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-COVID-19_Impact_Motor_Vehicle_Accidents_WC.aspxCOVID-19’s Impact on Motor Vehicle Accidents in Workers Compensation Tom Daley, Anae Myers, Victor WongNovember 04, 2020This article explores how COVID-19 has disrupted seasonal traffic patterns countrywide and the resulting impacts on motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) in workers compensation (WC).Article
Emergency Room Treatment in Workers Compensationhttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-ER-Treatment-Workers-Comp.aspxEmergency Room Treatment in Workers CompensationMitch Wiemer, Carolyn WiseOctober 22, 2020COVID-19 has affected the delivery of medical care. Hospitals are diverting resources to treat coronavirus patients, and elective hospital treatments have been deferred. But how might this affect the use of emergency rooms by injured workers?Article
COVID-19’s Impact on Medical Treatment in Workers Compensation - What to Measurehttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-COVID-19-WhatToMeasure.aspxCOVID-19’s Impact on Medical Treatment in Workers Compensation - What to MeasureRaji ChadarevianOctober 19, 2020NCCI is undertaking several activities to better understand the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the workers compensation (WC) system. This article shares some of the measures or metrics we are monitoring.Article
COVID-19 and Workers Compensation - Permanent Disability (PDF)https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-COVID19-Workers-Compensation-Permanent-Disability-redirect.aspxCOVID-19 and Workers Compensation - Permanent Disability (PDF)NCCI InsightsOctober 12, 2020This paper describes updates made to NCCI's COVID-19 Hypothetical Scenarios Tool, which incorporate the potential for permanent disability outcomes within the calculation framework.PDF
Catastrophic COVID-19 Workers Compensation Claims - Case Studies and the Pandemichttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Catastrophic-COVID-19-WorkersComp-Claim-Case-Studies-Pandemic.aspxCatastrophic COVID-19 Workers Compensation Claims - Case Studies and the PandemicMichael ChooOctober 06, 2020Michael Choo shares what we've learned about COVID-19 and its potential impact on workers compensation.Article
COVID-19, Premium Audits, and EBNR - Lessons Learned from the Pasthttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-COVID-19-Premium-Audits-EBNR-Lessons-Learned.aspxCOVID-19, Premium Audits, and EBNR - Lessons Learned from the PastBarry LiptonSeptember 30, 2020This article looks at similarities between the current recession and the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009 audit premium and its impact on insurance results.Article
Countrywide Mega Claims Webinarhttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights_video-Countrywide-Mega-Claims.aspxCountrywide Mega Claims WebinarRyan VollSeptember 17, 2020This webinar highlights the Countrywide Mega Claims study conducted by NCCI in collaboration with other workers compensation bureaus. The study analyzes trends in mega claims across the country.Video
Drug-Free Workplace Premium Creditshttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-drug-free-testing.aspxDrug-Free Workplace Premium CreditsChun Shyong, Barry Lipton, and John RobertsonSeptember 14, 2020This paper reviews the results for risks with WC Drug-Free Workplace Program (DFWP) credits. It includes a limited number of states, and there could be other states (e.g., Ohio) with similar programs not included in this analysis.Article
The Impact of Fee Schedule Updates on Hospital Outpatient Paymentshttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Impact-Fee-Schedule-Updates-Hospital-Outpatient-Payments.aspxThe Impact of Fee Schedule Updates on Hospital Outpatient PaymentsDavid Colon, Paul Hendrick, and Bryanna LumAugust 26, 2020This paper uses data from NCCI's Medical Data Call and examines how hospital outpatient payments are impacted by changes in maximum allowable reimbursements.Article
Countrywide Mega Claims https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/II_Country-wide-Mega-Claims-Report-2020-BureauReady.pdfCountrywide Mega Claims NCCI InsightsAugust 25, 2020NCCI, in collaboration with other workers compensation bureaus, has released its Countrywide Mega Claims study. It analyzes trends in mega claims, those with incurred losses at 2018 cost levels of $3 million across the country.PDF
Insights From NCCI’s Experience Rating Plan Reviewhttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Exp-Rating-Plan-Review.aspxInsights From NCCI’s Experience Rating Plan ReviewTom Daley, Barry Lipton, and Yuchen SuJuly 27, 2020Like a safe-driving discount, employers with good safety records can save on workers compensation insurance premiums. But how strong is the connection between past loss history and future losses? NCCI explores this in our research brief.Article
Keeping Job Classifications Current in an Ever-Changing Environmenthttps://www.ncci.com/Articles/Pages/Insights-Keeping-Job-Classifications-Current.aspxKeeping Job Classifications Current in an Ever-Changing EnvironmentKathy ThompsonJuly 13, 2020NCCI’s classification ratemaking methodology involves analyzing employer payroll and loss data reported by workers comp insurers. This paper explores how NCCI establishes new classifications, modifies existing ones, and eliminates the obsolete.Article
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

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