Workers’ Compensation: Maryland Employers Costs are Relatively Reasonable

According to the Maryland Reporter, the workers compensation payment scale in Maryland greatly outperformed Virginia and Pennsylvania.  In those states, private group insurers paid significantly less for shoulder surgeries and surgery-related costs such as operating rooms and medications than their employer counterparts, as described in the article.

By contrast, Maryland workers’ compensation payments were only 3%-5% above what private health insurers paid for common surgeries, as described.

The Massachusetts-based Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) just published a study that showed that Maryland workers’ compensation payments –the amount administered by the state government and paid for by employers–were only 3% above what private health insurers paid for common shoulder surgeries and 5% above for knee surgeries.

For more information, see the full story from the Reporter.