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Steady Drop in Comp Surgeries, Increase in Mental Health Visits Noted

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | 0

Since 2014, the percentage of indemnity claims involving a major surgery in the first two years has declined 1 percentage point per year, falling from 28% of the 2014 claims to 23% of the 2019 claims, according to a study released Monday by the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. The study tracked treatment patterns in the California workers' comp system for non-COVID claims, finding that medical services have “stabilized” in recent years, with only “minor” changes in the utilization rates and volume of services rendered to injured workers within the ...

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