Medical costs for COVID-19 workers' compensation claims average $ 38,000 and pandemic-related suspensions have led to a dramatic expansion of telecommunications health, according to research published Monday by the National Council on Compensation Insurance.
Boca Raton, Florida-based NCCI found that as of the second quarter, approximately 1,200 COVID-19 medical claims had been reported in work compensation, of which approximately 20% required a hospital stay and 19% of those requiring some time in the intensive care unit . Out of 100,000 active workers, COVID-19 composes only about 200 medical claims, depending on the jurisdiction.
Analysis of data from 41 jurisdictions, NCCI found that women account for approximately 70% of COVID-1
Researchers found that new workers' compensation claims fell by 15% from the first quarter of this year to the second quarter, and active injuries decreased by 18% during the same period.
Telecommunications health use of labor increased from less than 1% before this year to about 14% during the second quarter.
The proportion of medical expenses attributed to prescription drugs increased. something from a decade was 9% in the first quarter to 10% in the second quarter. The proportion of claims about an opioid also increased slightly, from 33% in the first quarter to 34% in the second.
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