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A workers' compensation fee schedule has many design elements, including the basis of the fee schedule, conversion factor, regional variation and level of the fee schedule. A workers’ compensation fee schedule has many design elements, including the basis of the fee schedule, conversion factor, regional variation and level of the fee schedule. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Arizona, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Texas had substantial changes (an increase or a decrease of 10% or more) in overall prices paid following major fee schedules, according to a study conducted by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).

The study, ”WCRI Medical Price Index for Workers’ Compensation, 10th Edition,” is an annual series that benchmarks the actual prices paid for medical professional services delivered to injured workers across states. The 35 study states represent 87% of the workers’ compensation benefits paid in the U.S.

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