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2 COMMISSION STATISTICS Claims Continue To Decline 2013 – 10, – 11, – 20,557

3 COMMISSION STATISTICS (cont’d) Appeals To Supreme Court 2012 – – YTD - 19

4 SUPREME COURT DECISIONS Decisions By Supreme Court 2012, 2013, 2014 YTD Total Number of Reported WC Cases 57 Cases that Affirmed the Commission 48 Cases Reversing and Remanding 7 Cases Affirmed in Part, Reversed in Part 2

5 MWCC E-FILING EDI First Reports – Receiving Approximately 85% of all First Reports – October 31 st, 2014 – mandatory EDI for first reports if filing more than 25 claims per year – Next phase – subsequent forms – More info - MWCC.MS.GOV/EDI ATOS (Attorney Transmittal Online System) – Currently accept over 40 document types – Continuing to expand this capability – In conjunction looking at necessary rule changes – Encourage attorneys not signed up for ATOS to do so – Tremendous savings of cost, paper, effort – More info - MWCC.MS.GOV/ATOS

6 National Trends Injury Statistics Claim frequency continues to decline: 2013 – down 2%, 2012 – down 6.1%, 2011 – down 4% compared to 2010 – up 10.5% Indemnity cost increased slightly: 2013 – up 2%, 2012 – up.5%, 2011 – up 1.1%, compared to 2010 – down 2.7% Medical cost continues to increase moderately: 2013 – up by 3%, 2012 – up 3%, 2011 – up 2.6%

7 TELEMEDICINE Rapidly becoming a hot topic in the healthcare industry Includes consultative, diagnostic, and treatment services Uses two-way video, , smart phones, wireless tools and other forms of telecommunications technology Telemedicine Services could include: Primary Care and Specialist Referral Services Remote Patient Monitoring Consumer Medical and Health Information Medical Education

8 Abuse of Opioids ZOHYDRO – THE NEW OXYCONTIN? Powerful new painkiller (opioid) approved last fall by FDA against the recommendation of an FDA advisory committee Hit the market in March 2014 Contains hydrocodone which is second only to OxyContin in abuse. Zohydro has 5 times the hydrocodone previously available in pill form. Twenty eight (28) attorneys general signed a letter asking the FDA to revoke the drug’s approval or require the manufacturer to reformulate the drug to make it harder to crush. Vermont Governor issued emergency order making it harder for physicians to prescribe. Massachusetts Governor ordered an outright ban on prescribing and dispensing Zohydro until it is marketed in a form that is difficult to abuse. Drug company filed federal lawsuit to block ban

9 SIG STATISTICS Number of Groups 1994 – – 15 Current - 10

10 2014 BENCHMARK STUDY CURRENT ACTIVE GROUPS

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