TX: Medical Costs Per Claim Stabilized After 4 Years

TX: Medical Costs Per Claim Stabilized After 4 Years

Cambridge, MA (CompNewsNetwork) - After four years of decreases, medical costs per workers’ compensation claim in Texas stabilized in 2007, reflecting the impact of reforms enacted in 2001 and much of those passed in 2005, according to a study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).

 

The Cambridge, Mass.-based WCRI reported that payments per claim to chiropractors and physical/occupational therapists in Texas continued to fall, while payments to physicians were stable. By contrast, payments to hospitals were rising, particularly for inpatient care in recent years … read more