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Increased Use of Network a Key Driver in Moderating Medical Costs

By Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)

Monday, May 22, 2017 | 911 | 0 | 0 min read

ORLANDO, Fla. — The increased use of network physicians to treat injured workers is a leading factor to explain why workers’ compensation medical costs throughout the country have moderated in recent years, according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance’s project leader and senior actuary, Barry Lipton. Barry Lipton, senior actuary and practice leader for NCCI, says medical networks appear to be moderating work comp medical costs. Meanwhile, a researcher from California said favorable trends regarding medical payments in the Golden State are largely the ...

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