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Few Doctors Account for Bulk of Workers’ Comp Expenses, Says Study
Health Leaders Media - Cheryl Clark

A total of 3.8% of 2,034 Louisiana physicians who provided care to workers’ compensation claimants accounted for 72% of the claim costs for those workers, according to a report from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. But researcher Edward J. Bernacki, MD, says the amount those 77 high-cost doctors billed was not that different than what the 1,957 other doctors billed for similarly injured workers.