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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (11/16/2015)

November 16, 2015 (2 min read)


Experts Predict Shrinking of Workers Comp, Blurring of Healthcare/WC Systems.

CEOs of On Demand Companies Call for Worker Safety Net, Work Protections, Benefits.

Domestic Worker Advocates Push New Initiatives for On-Demand Workers.

CDC Posts Factors Associated With Poor Control of 9/11-Related Asthma.

OSHA Requests Comments on Guidance Document for Addressing Whistleblower Retaliation.

CA: 1st DCA Denies Rehearing of Stevens Case on Constitutionality of IMR.

CA: WCIRB Updates Analysis of RBRVS Impact on Medical Payments.

CA: OSIP Posts 2014/2015 Public Self-Insured Employers Statewide Totals.

CA: State Fund Increases Spending With Diverse Suppliers.

CA: Doctors, Associates Indicted in Massive Bribery Scheme Affecting Workers Comp.

CA: Hearing Rep and Co-Conspirator Cashed Settlement Check Intended for Deceased Client.

CO: DWC Proposes Rule Change on Medical Treatment Guidelines Lower Extremity.

FL: WCRI Issues Update on 2015 Professional Fee Schedule.

FL: FOIR Issues Final Order Approving 4.7% Decrease in Workers Comp Rates.

IL: Widow of Illinois Mesothelioma Victim Finds Herself With Catch-22.

IL: IWCC Announces Appointment of Arbitrator Ketki Steffen to Thirteenth Subcircuit.

IN: Medical Payments Per Workers Comp Claim Higher Among 17 States.

IN: WCB Posts Second Injury Fund Status Report.

IN: ICRB Posts Approved Advisory Rate Filing Eff. 1-1-2016.

KY: DWC Accepting Applications for ALJ, Workers Comp Board Member.

LA: NCCI Explains 2.7% Decrease in Loss Cost Filing.

MD: WCC Posts Reminder of Use of Interpreter Services.

MT: LMAC to Discuss Subrogation/Experience Modifications at Nov. 18 Meeting.

NJ: Governor Vetoes SB 929 to Extend COLA Benefit to Total Disability Beneficiaries.

NJ: Defense Lawyer Explains Defense of Idiopathic Claims.

NM: WCA Announces New Self-Insurance and Audit Bureau Chief.

NY: WCB Posts 50-5 Apportionment for 4th Quarter of 4/1/2015-3/31/2016 Assessment Year.

NY: WCB Posts Revised Reimbursement Rates for Psychiatric Inpatient Exempt Units.

NY: WCB Posts Proposed Rule Changes.

NY: WCB Offers Ambulatory Surgery Fee Schedule Webinar Training.

NY: WCB Modifies Forms for Application for and Rebuttal to Board Review.

OH: Op/Ed Slams Digital Ride Bill for Lacking Consumer Protections.

OK: Governor Appoints New Head for Labor Department.

OK: WCC Posts Agenda for Special Meeting Nov. 20.

OR: WCD Clarifies Benefits Due When Worker Dies During Period of PTD.

OR: WCD Proposes Rule Change on Employer/Insurer Coverage Responsibility.

TX: DWC Safety & Health Update Addresses Workplace Injury Rate Decrease in 2014.

TX: TDI Proposes Rule Change on Assessment Rates for Insurers, Self-Insureds.

WV: Supreme Court Rules Clerical Work Does Not Cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.









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