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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (2/1/2016)

February 01, 2016 (2 min read)

Lyft Settles Calif. Lawsuit for $12.5M, Drivers Still Not Classified as Employees.

Price Wars Between Insurers and Drug Companies Impact Patients’ Healthcare.

AMA Recommends Changes to CDC’s Proposed Opioid Prescription Policy.

AK: WCD Posts Filing Requirements for Annual Reports, SIF Contributions, WSCAA Fees.

AZ: ICA Revises Notice of Claim Status, Form 104.

CA: DWC to Hold 2/17 Public Meeting on Workers Comp Drug Formulary, Related Rules.

CA: DWC Reminds Parties to Use Revised QME Form 105.

CA: Supreme Court Extends Time to Decide Writ Petition in Stevens v. WCAB.

CA: DWC Posts 2015 Audit Unit Annual Report and Ranking Report.

CA: Paige S. Levy Selected Chief Judge for Division of Workers’ Compensation.

CA: State Fund MPN by Harbor Health Approved by DWC.

CA: Commissioner’s Decision in a Reinsurance Participation Agreement Triggers Class Action Suit.

CA: Number of Drug Overdose Deaths in Calif. Hits New High in 2014.

CA: DWC Posts Annual Report of Inventory Advice and Form for Claims Reported CY 2015.

CA: 2nd DCA Schedules 3/17 Oral Argument for SB 863 Lien Fee Constitutionality Case.

CA: DWC Posts Adjustments to OMFS Inpatient Hospital Section.

CA: 13 New Indictments of Medical Professionals in Workers Comp Fraud Investigation.

CO: DWC Proposes Changes: Claim Closure, Settlements, Dispute Resolution, Lower Extremity Guidelines.

DE: Curtain Call on Illegals: Superior Court Affirms a New Class of Displaced Worker.

FL: Supreme Court Sets April 6 Oral Argument Date for Controversial Stahl Case.

LA: LWC Appoints Deputy Executive Director, Director of OWCA, Chief Financial Officer.

MA: Opioid Task Force to Crack Down on Doctors, Pharmacists.

MO: Court Rejects PTSD Award for a Dog Bit.

NJ: Court Rules Employer Can Fire Worker on Light Duty and Stop Paying TD Benefits.

NC: Governor Names Charlton Allen as Next Chairman of Industrial Commission.

NC: IC Announces 10 New and Amended Rules Effective 2/1/2016.

SC: Commissioner’s Standard Preferences Updated With Process to Submit Medical Records.

SD: HB 1084 Would Clarify, Limit Aggregation of Wages for Multiple Jobs.

TN: Treatment Guidelines and Drug Formulary Rules Effective 2/28/2016.

TX: WCREG Posts Latest Report on Health Care Cost and Utilization 2000-2014.

WA: Lawmaker Proposes Three Bills to Save on Workers’ Comp Costs.









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