Workers’ Comp professionals might be interested in the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute’s (WCRI) November 2011 conference in Boston. The conference will address a variety of worthwhile and timely comp issues such as Rising Hospital Costs, Proliferation of Narcotics, Providing Adequate/Equitable Benefits for Injured Workers and Managing Prescription Costs: One State’s Experience.
WCRI is a self-described “independent, not-for-profit research organization providing high-quality, objective information about public policy issues involving workers’ compensation systems. Organized in late 1983, the Institute does not take positions on the issues it researches; rather, it provides information obtained through studies and data collection efforts, which conform to recognized scientific methods. Objectivity is further ensured through rigorous, unbiased peer review procedures.”