Experts: Workers' comp costs can rise with unneeded managed care

04/21/2013 | Business Insurance (tiered subscription model)

Overuse of managed care can result in higher costs of workers' compensation claims, according to experts. Managed-care firms and other workers' compensation service providers may gain from providing nurse case management and other additional products in settling claims, say experts. "Don't let this be a moneymaker for the managed-care company when there is no impact on a case. Any time you are dealing with products where utilization drives the revenue of the managed-care company, you have to be very mindful of overutilization," consultant David Donn says.

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