Attention to Comorbidities, Engaging the Injured Worker Can Drive Down Claim Costs
Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) – The cost for a rotator cuff repair on a 50-year-old North Carolina male with a heavy-demand job would be approximately $38,000. If he were 60, the cost increases to $46,000. If the 50-year-old is obese, the expense jumps to more than $61,000. If he is of normal weight but has been on opioid therapy for at least 30 days, the pricetag tops out at $73,500 — almost twice the initial cost of the claim.
Comorbidities play a tremendous part in the ...
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