• House Bill 373 Enacted to Control the Level of Workers’ Compensation Insurance Premiums by Making Significant Changes in the Medical Reimbursements Allowable Under the Healthcare Payment System
  • August 6, 2014 | Author: Paul V. Tatlow
  • Law Firm: Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. - Wilmington Office
  • This Act makes substantial changes to Titles 18 and 19 of the Delaware Code designed to control the level of workers’ compensation premiums in Delaware. The most significant changes are: (a) a 33% reduction in medical costs to the workers’ compensation system, phased in over a period of three years; (b) absolute caps, expressed as a percentage of Medicare per-procedure reimbursements, on all workers’ compensation medical procedures beginning on January 17, 2017; and (c) increased independence for the Ratepayer Advocate who represents ratepayers during the workers’ compensation rate approval process and for the committee that oversees the cost control practices of individual workers’ compensation insurance carriers.