Ramona Tanabe

Ramona Tanabe

Ramona Tanabe is the executive vice president and counsel for the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). Tanabe has held progressively responsible leadership positions since 1996 and is currently leading the Institute’s flagship line of core benchmarking studies.

Her responsibilities have included conducting studies on health policy, managing the WCRI data collection efforts, providing legal counsel, advising public officials on medical privacy issues, and overseeing various internal and external functions at WCRI. Before joining the Institute, she was with a private law firm in Chicago, specializing in municipal financing and school law.

WCRI is an independent, not-for-profit research organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Organized in 1983, the Institute does not take positions on the issues it researches. Instead, it provides information obtained through studies and data collection efforts, which conform to recognized scientific methods. Objectivity is further ensured through rigorous, unbiased peer review procedures. WCRI’s diverse membership includes employers; insurers; governmental entities; managed care companies; health care providers; insurance regulators; state labor organizations; and state administrative agencies in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

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Guest Appearances
September 12, 2022

Workers’ Comp Medical Fee Schedules: What You Need To Know

Workers’ Compensation is primarily designed to provide two benefits: payroll replacement for injured workers and medical payments to providers. But over the years, the process has become increasingly complicated. Guest Ramona Tanabe...

May 30, 2019

Putting Workers Comp Policies Under the Microscope

Ramona Tanabe discusses WCRI’s work and shares some of the most interesting trends her organization is seeing in the field today.