Increased demand for care driven by an aging workforce, rising drug prices and expensive price tags for surgery and physical medicine are a pain point for workers’ compensation insurers and employer-provided health plans.
The impact of health care reform and the move toward outcomes-based care continues to play out. It will be several more years before any conclusive evidence arises to show whether the reforms are reducing unnecessary care and overall cost. Until that time, organizations will have to closely monitor pricing shifts in the workers’ comp and health care space.
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