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CWCI Finds more Evidence of Dip in Medical Costs

By Jim Sams (Senior Editor)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 | 2

Medical costs in California's workers' compensation system began to decline in 2011 after rising rapidly from 2006 through 2010, according to a research bulletin released by the California Workers' Compensation Institute on Monday.CWCI said from accident year 2010 to accident year 2012, average medical benefits decreased 1% measured three months after injury and 3% measured six months after injury. "The early reversal of medical cost inflation was first noted in CWCI's December 2012 report of medical development trends," the industry group said in a summary of its research. "Th...

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