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Comparing Workers’ Compensation and General Healthcare Costs: Compensable Care Incurs Higher Fees

By John Stahl, Esq. Countless studies and the experience of participants in workers’ compensation systems have shown that the prices for medical care within those systems far exceed the costs of comparable treatments in the general healthcare system. This statistical and anecdotal data has demonstrated...

Workplace Wellness Programs: The ROI Wars

Depending on which study you believe in, workplace wellness programs may or may not be a good return on investment for employers. On the one side you have studies showing that for every $1 invested in a workplace wellness program, there’s a $1.88 to $3.92 reduction in health care costs. On the...

Medical Expert Says U.S. Health Industry Often Guilty of “Overkill”

Significant percentage of medical care procedures is unnecessary Much has been written about the explosion of health care costs in the workers’ compensation system. Indeed, most experts agree that medical care expenses now represent more than 60 cents out of every benefit dollar provided to...