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Managed Workers Compensation Follows Managed Care Market Penetration Trends

Manasquan, N.J. -- Market penetration of workers' compensation managed care organizations follows the same pattern as managed care market penetration, according to a study compiled from The Workers' Compensation Managed Care Directory and Reference Guide.

The majority of workers' compensation managed care organizations are based in California (13.9 percent), followed by Texas with 6.5 percent, Pennsylvania with 6.1 percent, New York with 5.9 percent and Illinois with 4.9 percent, the study found.

Workers' compensation managed care organizations aim to better manage the care of employees injured on the job. A total of 6.2 million injuries and illnesses were reported in private industry workplaces during 1996, according to the most recent survey by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor.

While the number of injuries has decreased over the past several years, of the 6.2 million nonfatal, 5.8 million were injuries that resulted in either lost worktime, medical treatment other than first aid, loss of consciousness, restriction of work or motion, or transfer to another job.

The total cost for workers compensation in 1996 was $121 billion, including wages and productivity losses of $60.2 billion, medical costs of $19 billion and administrative costs of $25.6 billion, according to a study by the National Safety Council.

The Workers' Compensation Managed Care Directory and Reference Guide provides detailed listings of managed care workers' compensation organizations including, company name, address, telephone and fax numbers, parent company name, plan type, year founded, profit status, number of covered lives, number of primary and specialist physicians, executive contacts and service area.

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