Medical Resource Office
Medical Data Reports for the State of Arizona
The Medical Data Reports for the State of Arizona are prepared by the National Council on Compensation Insurance ("NCCI") for those who may be interested in the increasing medical costs in workers compensation claims. According to NCCI, the information in these reports provides important benchmarks against which cost containment strategies may be measured and gives valuable insight into the medical cost drivers that threaten the financial soundness of the workers compensation system.
These reports break down services by the following categories:
- Ambulatory Surgical Centers
- Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Supplies, and Implants
Information is presented in each category to demonstrate which particular procedures represent the greatest share of payments and which are performed the most. These reports also provide details on payments for prescription drugs, including which are being prescribed the most, which ones represent the greatest share of drug payments, and information on repackaged drugs.
Specific caveats concerning information contained in these reports are published in the introduction to the reports.
New this year, NCCI has produced and published Medical Data Report Opioid Utilization Supplement. This publication is a supplement to the Medical Data Report and is intended to serve as a data resource for regulators and others interested in the prescription drug component of medical costs in workers compensation claims. Specifically, this report focuses on opioid prescriptions costs and utilization rates at the aggregate level for state, region, and countrywide analysis.
This report has five (5) sections:
- Prescription Drug Statistics
- Opioid Claim Statistics
- Concurrent Usage of Opioids and Benzodiazepines
- Changes in Opioid Prescribing Patterns
- Opioids and the Morphine Milligram Equivalents
The following reports can be downloaded directly by clicking on a link below.