On average, workers' compensation payers are spending more money per claim, despite the drop in frequency for most of the last several years. There are several factors driving these costs—medications, overutilization and more procedures being done in hospitals or other medical facilities rather than outpatient. But the biggest cost drivers relate to comorbidities — especially mental health issues. Read full article.
Michael Coupland, IMCS Group / WorkersCompensation.com / May 22, 2019