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WCRI released the CompScope Medical Benchmarks for Texas, 16th Edition. Medical payments per claim with more than seven days of lost time in Texas rose seven percent from 2012 to 2013, a faster rate than in the median of 17 states, according to the report. Further, hospital payments per inpatient episode increased 16.6 percent from 2012 to 2013, having risen just 0.4 percent annually in the previous four years. Prices paid for office visits and physical medicine services grew moderately, and payments per claim for physical medical services (PT, electrical stimulation) increased, both in nonhospital and hospital outpatient settings.

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