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Utilization of Docs, PT Making Comp Costs Higher Than Group

Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 546 | 0 | 66 min read

While the prices are similar to group health, physician services and physical therapy are utilized much more often by injured workers, driving up overall medical costs for workers' compensation insurers and employers, a senior actuary for NCCI said this week. On the bright side, the cost of radiology services have dropped sharply since the early 2000s, said Barry Lipton, senior actuary for the National Council on Compensation Insurance. He spoke Tuesday at the council's Annual Issues Symposium in Orlando, Florida. “Costs for radiology, relative to group health, have improved ov...

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