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Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (3/23/2015)







WCRI Posts Annual Report and Research Review.

Workers Sue Instacart (On Demand Grocery), Claim Misclassification.

Immigrant Workers in Constant Fear of Deportation When Injured at Work.

McDonald’s Employees File 28 Health and Safety Complaints in 19 Cities.

ProPublica Responds to Insurance Leader’s Challenges to Workers Comp Stories.

Search for “No High” Pain Pills Dubbed the “Holy Grail” of Pain Medicine Research.

Research Shows 2/3 of Pain Patients Substitute Medical Marijuana for Opioids.

Study Finds Doctors Not Using PDMPs Because Too Time Consuming, Not Intuitive.

AZ: IC Posts Notice of 2015 Physicians, Pharmaceutical Fee Schedule Hearing.

CA: WCIRB Considering Workers Comp Rate Decrease in the Midyear.

CA: CWCI: 5 Years of Claims Administrator UR Audits Show 97% Performance Rate.

CA: DIR, DWC Respond to Concerns Regarding Ongoing Home Health Care.

CA: DWC Adjusts OMFS (Physician, Non-Physician Practitioner Services).

CA: OSIP Seeks Assistance for Self Insurers’ Administrator Exam Review.

CA: CHSWC 3/26 Meeting Agenda Includes SB 863 Reforms, Wage Loss Studies.

CA: Labor Dept. to Audit Insurer in Home Health Care Controversy Reported by ProPublica.

CA: DIR Issues First 15-Day Comment Period for Return to Work Supplement Program.

CA: DWC Posts Contact Information for Status of IMR Requests.

CA: Senate Labor Committee 3/25 Meeting to Review Progress, Questions About SB 863.

CA: New WCIRB Committee Members Elected at 99th Annual Meeting.

CA: State Fund Provides Guidance on New Safety, WC Laws & Regs for 2015.

CO: Court Rules Employer/Carrier Need Not Disclose If Gifts Made to State Comp Judges.

CO: Lawmakers Hear Testimony on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for First Responders.

IA: Governor Testifies Business Donors Wanted Pro-Business Workers Comp Commission.

ME: Maine Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary of Workers Comp Law.

NH: Lawmakers Compromise to Freeze Workers Comp Medical Costs for Three Years.

NJ: Uber Drivers Protest Legislation to Regulate Ride Sharing Companies.

NM: Senate Committee Rejects HB 250 Return to Work or Lose Benefits.

NM: Senate Committee OKs HB 238 to Reduce Benefits for Workers Intoxicated When Injured.

NY: WCB Member David Dudley Passes Away.

NC: IC Fraud Unit Steps Up Investigations of Uninsured Businesses.

OR: WCD Updates Adjusted Cost-to-Charge Ratios for Hospitals.

OR: WCD Posts Format for Certified MCOs to Submit Quarterly Reports to DCBS.

OR: WCD Revises MCO Geographical Service Areas.

SC: High Court Rules Injured Topless Dancer Was Employee, Not Independent Contractor.

SC: WCC Approves 25 Applications to Self-Insure.

TN: Senator Revises Opt Out Bill, Says Bill Still “Not Definitive”.

WV: Budget Bill to Include Final Pay Off of Unfunded Liability for Workers Comp Benefits.









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