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WCRI Report Finds Reduction in Opioid-Connected Workers’ Compensation Claims

Posted on: August 8, 2017 by Gerry Dumke

In recent years, the opioid epidemic has been making headlines for causing a high number of opiate-related overdoses and vastly increasing the numbers of people who are addicted to synthetic opiates. Many have pointed to workers’ compensation in particular as a root cause of the epidemic; medications such as Vicodin, Percocet, and OxyContin have been […] Read More

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New Study Sheds Light on Attorney Involvement in Workers’ Comp Cases

Posted on: May 25, 2017 by Gerry Dumke

The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) in its recent study found a significant differential in the percentage of claims involving defense attorneys representing injured workers across 18 state Workers’ Compensation systems. The 18 states included in the study are Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, […] Read More

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New WCRI Study Examines Impact of Provider Choice Policies on Workers’ Comp Costs

Posted on: May 11, 2017 by Gerry Dumke

The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), a non-profit organization, examined the relationship between provider choices and Workers’ Compensation medical and indemnity costs. It looked at the cost for injuries occurring primarily between 2007 and 2010 across 25 states in which either employers or workers control the choice of provider. It excludes states where workers can […] Read More

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Opioid Usage Taking a Toll in the Workplace

Posted on: June 14, 2016 by Gerry Dumke

The opioid epidemic has been making headline news as of late – from the high-profile performers falling victim to drug overdoses to the thousands of people across the country dying each year or ending up in rehab as a result of overprescribed medications such as Vicodin, OxyCotin, Percocet and Fentanyl. Opioids are narcotic painkillers that […] Read More

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Study Reveals Key Workers Compensation Indicators

Posted on: August 8, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

Study Reveals Key Workers Compensation Indicators Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) recently released data from the first phase in a study it’s conducting for insurers and healthcare providers to gain a better understanding of some of the factors that drive the workers compensation market in various states. The study includes four phases and […] Read More

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New Studies Help Predict Workers Compensation Outcomes

Posted on: July 1, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

New Studies Help Predict Workers Compensation Outcomes Eight new state-specific studies from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) recently identified new predictors of worker outcomes. These predictors can help public officials, payors, and health care providers improve the treatment and communication an injured worker receives after an injury, which ultimately will lead to better worker’s […] Read More

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