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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

NCCI Reports: NJ Among the Top States with COVID-19 Workers' Compensation Claims

The National Council on Compensation Claims, Inc., [NCCI] has reported that the COVID-19 workers' compensation claims in the State of New Jersey number among the highest in the nation.
"There is no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has had and will continue to have a measurable impact on medical treatment of injured workers in the workers compensation (WC) system. The question is … to what extent? The simple answer is a single metric, and that is time. It may be years before we grasp the full effect of this pandemic on WC."

NCCI Reports: NJ Among the Top States with COVID-19 Workers' Compensation Claims
• Hospitalization and intensive care unit (ICU) treatment are key cost indicators of COVID-19 claims
• Overall active4 claim volume decreased during 2Q20
• Increased use of telemedicine in 2Q20, to varying degrees across states
• Evaluation and management and physical medicine show a decrease in the utilization of in-person services in 2Q20
• The share of claims with surgery has remained steady, but the decreased intensity of surgery procedures seems to reflect a change in injuries or surgery mix."

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Jon L. Gelman of Wayne NJ is the author of NJ Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thomson-Reuters) and co-author of the national treatise, Modern Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thomson-Reuters). For over 4 decades the Law Offices of Jon L Gelman  1.973.696.7900  has been representing injured workers and their families who have suffered occupational accidents and illnesses.

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