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Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (9/29/2014)

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New Study Finds Big Drop in Injury Rate When Mandated Nurse Staff Ratios Used.

NCCI Posts Updated Experience Rating Report.

AK: WCB to Discuss Medical Fees, Evidence-Based Medicine at Oct. 2-3 Meeting.

CA: Governor Signs AB 809 to Streamline Telehealth.

CA: DWC Posts Assignment of MPN ID Numbers, Updated Forms.

CA: DWC Posts Changes to Hospital Outpatient/ASC Fee Schedule.

CA: WCIRB Classification & Rating Committee Posts Oct. 7 Meeting Agenda.

CA: WCIRB Posts 2015 Manuals and Plans.

CA: Court Rules Sacramento Bee Misclassified Newspaper Carriers.

CA: $250M Earthquake Cat Bond Completed for SCIF.

CA: SCIF Appoints Guastamachio as Chief Financial Officer.

CA: Governor Signs AB 1897 to Protect Temporary Workers.

CO: Governor Appoints McColm to Special Funds Board for WC Self Insurers.

FL: DWC Submits Notice of Change re FL WC Reimbursement Manual for Hospitals.

FL: DWC Posts Proposed Rule Change re LLCs.

GA: High Court Denies Death Benefits to Mother, Finds No Dependency.

IL: IWCC Says 2015 Fee Schedule Rates to Increase 1.70 Percent.

IA: Godfrey Seeks to Remove Governor’s Lawyers in Discrimination Suit.

KS: NCCI Explains 10.4 Percent Decrease in Loss Cost Filing.

MD: Baltimore Inspector Targets Workers Comp, Disability Fraud by Police, Firefighters.

NV: Reno Has $38M Unfunded Workers Compensation Liability.

NH: NCCI Explains 5.9 Percent Decrease in Loss Cost Filing.

NH: Insurance Commissioner Leads Workers Compensation Commission.

NM: Poll Shows Support to Cut WC Benefits When Worker Intoxicated.

OH: BWC Proposes 9.1 Reduction in Public Employer Rates.

OH: BWC OK’s $1B in Rebates; Employers to Receive Checks in October.

OK: WCC Posts New Maximum/Minimum Workers Comp Benefit Rates.

OK: Workers Comp Loss Costs to Decrease Second Year in a Row.

OR: WCD Posts Adjustments to Hospital Fee Schedule.

OR: Home Health Care Worker’s Employment Broader Than Approved Task List.

OR: Worker Files Comp Claim After Finding Noose in Work Station.

PA: WCRI Says Prices for Physician-Dispensed Drugs Continue to Grow Rapidly.

SC: WCC Approves Applications to Self-Insure 30 Prospective Members of 3 Funds.

TN: NCCI Explains 9.6 Percent Decrease in Loss Cost Filing.

TX: Newspaper Examines Dangers of Oil Field Work.

TX: TDI Posts NCCI Experience Rating Plan Rule Petition and Notice of Hearing.

TX: DWC Explains Federal Reclassification of Hydrocodone Combination Drugs.

TX: Texas Mutual Reports Increase in MVAs Due to Fracking Boom.

VT: Dept of Labor Proposes Rules Re: Penalties, Fines, Work Stop Orders.

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