November 8, 2019 by WorkCompWire

Cambridge, MA – WCRI recently announced a new webinar where the various design choices of fee schedule regulations and their impact on variation in medical prices and payments across state workers’ compensation systems will be discussed during a one-hour session on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 1 p.m. ET.

“Those who attend this webinar will learn the key decisions states have to think about in designing and updating a fee schedule as well as how states have resolved these choices. They can also learn how prices paid for professional and hospital services are shaped by policy choices,” said Ramona Tanabe, executive vice president and counsel of the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).

Hosting the webinar will be Dr. Rebecca Yang, a senior public policy analyst at WCRI. Dr. Yang will discuss the Institute’s latest research (Designing Workers’ Compensation Medical Fee Schedules, 2019, WCRI Medical Price Index for Workers’ Compensation, 11th Edition, Hospital Outpatient Payment Index: Interstate Variations and Policy Analysis, 8th Edition) on the topic, which examines both medical professional services and hospital outpatient services, and take questions from the audience.

Questions Addressed:

  • What are the different types of fee schedules that states use to regulate reimbursement for medical professional and hospital outpatient services?
  • How do medical prices paid for professional and hospital outpatient services in your state compare with others?
  • How are medical prices shaped by fee schedule policy choices?
  • What is the impact of recent fee schedule reforms on medical prices paid?

Webinars are $50 for Non-Members and FREE for WCRI Members, members of the press, legislators as well as their staff, and state public officials who make policy decisions regarding workers’ compensation. Attendance is limited to 500 people, and all attendees receive a free copy of the slides and a recording of the webinar.

Register here: WCRI Webinar: Latest WCRI Research on Fee Schedules and Medical Prices

Source: WCRI