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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (3/21/2016)

March 21, 2016 (1 min read)

CDC Posts Final Opioid Guidelines for 2016.

ProPublica: Doctors Receiving Company Cash Tend to Prescribe More Brand-Name Drugs.

U.S. Prescription Drug Spending Rose 5 Percent in 2015.

CA: DWC Announces Appointments to Ethics Advisory Committee.

CA: CHSWC Posts 2015 Annual Report.

CA: WCAB Grants Reconsideration of Cornejo En Banc Decision.

CA: 4th DCA Dismisses Most Indictments in Compound Cream Prescriptions Case.

CA: WCIRB Actuarial Committee Posts Agenda for 3/22 Meeting.

CA: New WCIRB Committee Members Elected at 100th Annual Meeting.

FL: Governor Signs HB 613 Omnibus Workers’ Comp Changes.

GA: Houses Passes HB 216 Firefighter Cancer Bill.

ME: Governor Seeks to Lower Number of Opioid Prescriptions.

MA: Governor Signs H4056 Limitation on Initial Opioid Prescriptions.

MA: AIA Applauds Governor’s Signing of H4056 Opioid Abuse Legislation.

MI: Senate Panel Approves Funding for Firefighter Cancer Fund.

NV: WCS Notes Significant Changes to Medical Fee Schedule in 2016.

NM: Governor Signs Ride-Sharing Bill Allowing Uber, Lyft to Operate in State Legally.

NY: Workers Comp Reforms Tabled by Law Makers.

NY: Investigation Claims WCB Sends Workers to Doctors Who Don’t Accept WC Cases.

OH: BWC Board OKs 8.6 Percent Average Premium Reduction for Private Employers.

OH: BWC Reveals Data Breach of Medical Records.

OR: WCD Posts Adjusted Cost-to-Charge Ratios for OR, Out-of-State Hospitals.

PA: House Begins Debate on Medical Marijuana Bill.

SC: WCC Posts Agenda for Financial Review, Forecast March 22 Meeting.

SC: WCC Posts Agenda for Commission Business March 21 Meeting.

TX: DWC Adopts Rule Change to Remove Remarriage Penalty for Death Benefits.

TX: DWC Adopts Rule Change to Increase Amount of Burial Benefits.

TX: DWC Proposes Nonsubstantive Reorganization of WC Specific Services Rules.

VA: Governor Signs HB 378 Medical, Legal Fee Schedules.

VA: Governor Signs HB 44 Presumption of Compensability in Certain Death Cases.

WI: Governor Signs 8 Bills to Combat Heroin, Opioid Abuse.









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