By Robert T. Reville
Systemically evaluates the California everlasting incapacity scores process used sooner than the state's contemporary people repayment.
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Extra resources for An Evaluation of California's Permanent Disability Rating System
However, it is considerably more challenging to determine which individual parts of the system need to be changed, and how to change them. One might argue that a part of the system, such as the rating schedule, is inefficient or increases costs, but ultimately these arguments are based on logic (or anecdote) and not on empirical evidence. It is also important to keep in mind that in some cases the various evaluation criteria may conflict with one another. As mentioned earlier, increases in benefits 18 An Evaluation of California’s Permanent Disability Rating System may make the system better off in terms of adequacy but worse off in terms of affordability.
In the next section, we examine the criteria for the evaluation of the California PPD benefits based on this assumption that the sole purpose of the benefits is to compensate injured workers for the extent of their work disability. ” This change retains, and may indeed strengthen, the emphasis on work disability over nonwork disability in California’s permanent disability system. Criteria for Evaluating PPD Benefits The most prominent comprehensive evaluation of workers’ compensation systems in the United States is The Report of the National Commission on State Workmen’s Compensation Laws (the National Commission Report), which was published in 1972.
Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford University), Les Boden (Boston University), David Studdert (Harvard University), and Eric Talley (University of Southern California and RAND) all provided helpful comments. Soeren Mattke (RAND) and Jeff Biddle (Michigan State University) provided excellent comments, criticism, and suggestions during the review process for this report. Within RAND, we would like to thank Karen Alkofer, Nancy Good, Joanna Nelsen, and Isabel Sardou for their administrative assistance during this project.
An Evaluation of California's Permanent Disability Rating System by Robert T. Reville