Virginia’s Average Medical Payments per Workers’ Compensation Claim…

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Virginia’s medical payments per claim increase reflected the state’s steady growth in medical prices. We observed this trend in Virginia prices for nonhospital and hospital outpatient services.

Virginia’s medical payments per workers’ compensation claim with more than seven days of lost time increased 26 percent for claims that occurred between 2009 and 2014, according to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).

This growth in medical payments per workers’ compensation claim in Virginia was among the fastest of the states included in CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for Virginia, 17th Edition. The median growth rate of…

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