National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (10/7/2013)

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NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS:

Obamacare’s Positive Impact on Workers Comp Fraud Deterrence, Workplace Wellness.

Health Care Reform & Workers Comp: Insurance Expert Cites 3 Areas of Concern.

PEOs as New Frontier for Workers Comp Fraud.

Risk Officers Push Safety Measures to Combat WC Premium Rate Hikes.

CA: WCAB Rules Implementing SB 863 Effective 10/23/2013.

CA: OAL Grants DWC’s 2nd Request for Readoption of Emergency Regs.

CA: RBRVS Regs Filed, Effective 1/1/2014.

CA: Oakland Audit Shows Gifts From Vendors, Raiding of WC Fund.

CA: Governor Signs SB 294 Sterile Drug Products.

CT: WCC Posts Benefit Rates Table Change.

DC: NCCI Explains 2.8% Increase in Rates/Loss Costs Filing.

FL: NCCI Calls for 1% Increase in WC Rates; Signs of Stability.

HI: DLIR to Hold Public Hearing Oct. 30 on Medical Fee Schedule Changes.

LA: New Orleans Audit Indicates Substantial WC Costs Increase.

MO: State Braces for Possible 15% Increase in WC Rates.

NH: NCCI Recommends 6.5% Decrease in Rates/Loss Costs Filing.

NY: Study Suggests WC Benefit Increase Lacks Connection to High Comp Costs.

NY: WCB Posts Changes to List of Authorized Health Care Providers.

OK: Governor’s Appointments to WC Commission Criticized About Experience.

OK: State Chamber Seeks to Intervene in Constitutional Challenge to WC Reforms.

OR: DCBS Posts Latest Workers Comp Report Update.

PA: Hazleton Work Comp Office Closure Announced.

TX: TDI Report Card Shows WC Health Care Network Improvement.

TX: DWC Posts Recent Enforcement Actions.

TX: DWC Posts Latest Rule Book Supplement.

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