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Study Links Dow Jones Industrial Average and Workers’ Compensation Costs

Do Insurers’ Returns on Investments Significantly Impact Premiums? By John M. Stahl, Esq. Realistic budgets and other benefits associated with accurately predicting the cost of providing workers’ compensation insurance coverage were factors in J. Paul Leigh, Ph.D., and Abhinav Bhushan...

Study Links Dow Jones Industrial Average and Workers’ Compensation Costs

Do Insurers’ Returns on Investments Significantly Impact Premiums? By John M. Stahl, Esq. Realistic budgets and other benefits associated with accurately predicting the cost of providing workers’ compensation insurance coverage were factors in J. Paul Leigh, Ph.D., and Abhinav Bhushan...

Size Matters: NCCI Attributes Medical Costs Trends to Claim Categories

Many studies have analyzed why the medical componen t of workers' compensation costs have risen rapidly the past several years despite the recession. Explanations for the higher costs have ranged from increased workers' compensation prescription drug costs to the decline in the Dow Jones Industrial...

High Drug Costs Attributed to Premiums for Physician-Dispensed Prescriptions: Study Reviews Price Gap Reducing Reforms

By John Stahl, Esq. The fact that many workers’ compensation claimants obtained prescription drugs directly from physicians was not the problem; the primary issue was that these medical professionals often charged much more than a pharmacy for the same medications. This contributed to recent...

High Drug Costs Attributed to Premiums for Physician-Dispensed Prescriptions: Study Reviews Price Gap Reducing Reforms

By John Stahl, Esq. The fact that many workers’ compensation claimants obtained prescription drugs directly from physicians was not the problem; the primary issue was that these medical professionals often charged much more than a pharmacy for the same medications. This contributed to recent...

California 2007 Reforms Reduced Costs of Physician-Dispensed Drugs: Study Shows Success Spawned Imitators

The fact that the 53-percent of all of the 2010/2011 prescriptions in the California workers’ compensation system that physicians dispensed cost a proportional 52-percent of the total for every prescription in the system showed the effectiveness of March 2007 reforms. The new guidelines regarding...