"The average workers' compensation payment for shoulder surgery in New Jersey was $7,323. Group health plans paid only $4,583 on average, a difference of $2,740, or 37 percent less.
For knee surgery the workers' compensation insurers' cost was $5,547, 42 percent higher than amounts paid through group health plans, which included the co payments and deductibles paid by the patients."
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