Author: Leslie Bramwell, CPCU, Senior Workers’ Compensation Program Coordinator, EMC Insurance, Des Moines, Iowa |
The average medical cost of a workers’ compensation lost-time claim was 56 percent higher in 2013 than in 2003, according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance. Experts predict this figure will continue to grow. One way employers can control these costs is by implementing a select [medical care] provider program. Such programs provide educational tools to help select qualified and reputable medical providers, improve claims handling procedures and formalize a workplace injury process.
1. Quality Medical Attention +
2. Accurate Reporting +
3. Excellent Communication =
Improved Claim Experience & Lower Premiums