National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (2/10/2014)

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WILG, MBA, AGs Discuss Workplace Safety Measures.

New Study: Shiftworkers More Likely to Have Pro-Inflammatory Diets.

ExamWorks Purchases Gould & Lamb Medicare Compliance Services.

Insurance Expert Warns of WC Market Deterioration if TRIPRA Not Renewed.

CA: DWC to Hold Hearing Mar. 11 re HOPD/ASC Fee Schedule Changes.

CA: ALJ Upholds Cal/OSHA Enforcement of Worker Protection for Adult Film Performers.

CO: SB 120 Would Provide Continuous Appropriation of State Employee WC Account.

CO: SB 137 Would Change Rules re Certification of Workers Comp Insurance Forms.

FL: DWC to Hold Hearing March 3 re 69L-3, FAC Rule Revisions.

ID: SB 1273 Would Create Cancer Presumption for Firefighters.

LA: OWC Receives Award for Return to Work Program.

MD: WCC Posts 2014 Medical Treatment Reimbursement Rates.

MD: WCC Posts 2014 Orthopedic/Neurological Surgical CPT Codes.

ME: Workers Comp Rates to Drop 7.7 Percent.

MT: Legislative Committee Examines Restructuring of Montana State Fund.

NH: Governor Presses for WC Reforms (HB 255).

NM: Dem Lawmakers Block Workers Comp Bill re Intoxicated Workers.

NM: Governor Announces Appointment to WC Advisory Council.

NY: Governor Pressured to Reopen Hornell Workers Comp Hearing Office.

NY: WCB Posts Revised List of Health Care Providers.

OK: AG Touts Success in Preventing $23M in Fraudulent Benefit Payments.

OR: WCD Posts Guidance re Determining Gainful Occupation for PTD Evaluations.

TX: DWC Approves 11 Companies to Self Insure for Workers Comp Claims.

TX: Exclusivity Not Applicable to Health Care Providers Billing for Treatment of Injured Worker.

UT: SB 160 Would Change Rules re Workers Comp Settlements.

WA: L&I Reports $19.6M in Savings to Businesses Using Light Duty Work Program.

WI: AB 711 Would Increase Maximum WC Rate, Set Fee Schedule Rates, Etc.

WI: Doctors, Hospitals Oppose AB 711.

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