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Uptick in Medical Costs Tracked by New CWCI Interactive Tool

Monday, October 2, 2017 | 506 | 0 | 0 min read

Medical payments for indemnity claims declined steadily since passage of 2012 reforms but ticked up 1.9% from accident year 2014 to 2015, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute said Friday. CWCI said it is too soon to know if the increase was an anomaly or a change in trend. The latest data shows that average medical payments at 24, 36, 48 and 60 months post-injury continue to decline, and results vary considerably by region and industry. Indemnity payments continued to increase since passage of Senate Bill 863 in 2012, which isn’t surprising because of the indemnity...

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