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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (3/9/2015)

March 09, 2015 (2 min read)

Obama’s Budget Proposal Mandates Reporting of Workers Comp Benefits to SSA.

ProPublica Comments on OSHA Study of Inequality, Lack of Workplace Safety.

The Atlantic: Workers Comp Policy “Doesn’t Really Seem to Involve You Until It Does”.

PBS Newshour Interviews Journalists of ProPublica Expose on Workers Comp.

Study Finds Workers Who Hold Multiple Jobs at Higher Risk of Injury.

Study Examines Commute Time, Loss of Sleep for Workers With Multiple Jobs.

ACOEM Releases Position Statement on Genetic Screening in the Workplace.

CMS Issues Final Rule to Implement Appeal Procedure Under SMART Act.

CMS Final Rule on Appeals Process Not Changed Much From Earlier Proposed Rule.

NIOSH Sponsors Free Webinar on Preserving Lung Health at Work and Beyond.

AZ: IC Issues Notice Regarding Directed Care in AZ Workers Comp Claims.

AZ: IC Announces 2015 Fee Schedule Hearing for 4/30/2015.

CA: AB 1124 Would Create Drug Formulary to Reduce Workers Comp Costs.

CA: AB 305 Would Eliminate Gender Bias in Workers Comp System.

CA: DIR Cracks Down on Underground Economy, Assesses $4.2M in Unpaid Wages.

CA: State Fund to Co-sponsor Injury and Illness Prevention Training Program.

CA: CWCI Announces 2015 California Workers’ Comp Case Law Seminar.

CA: Drobot & Former Pacific Hospital Succeed in Having Conspiracy Claims Thrown Out.

CO: Workers Comp Pay Outs for Loss of Limb Both Above and Below National Average.

FL: SB 1060 Would Reimburse Health Providers at Reasonable Payment Rates.

FL: FL Chamber Health Care Task Proposes Comprehensive Plan to Stay Competitive.

ID: Idaho Below National Average for Workers Comp Pay Outs for Loss of Limb.

LA: Louisiana Below National Average for Workers Comp Pay Outs for Loss of Limb.

MD: Maryland Pays Out Highest Workers Comp Benefits for an Injured Foot.

MA: DIA Announces Health Care Service Board Meeting 3/31/2015.

MS: Governor Appoints Adridge to Workers’ Compensation Commission.

MT: WCC Revises Rules Effective March 1, 2015.

NV: SB 193 Would Repeal OT Pay, Labor Says More WC Cases Would Result.

NY: NYSIF Announces New Process for Blanket Waiver of Subrogation.

NY: New York One of Three States That Cut PPD Benefits by 20 Percent.

NC: IC Announces Appointment of New Deputy Commissioner.

OK: Sup. Ct. Schedules Oral Argument in Opt Out Constitutional Challenge Case.

OK: WCC Posts Videos of Press Conference in Impact of Reforms.

OR: WCD Posts Revised Permanent Partial Disability Calculators.

OR: WCD Posts 2014 Workplace Fatality Report.

OR: WCD Claims it Lowered Costs, Not Injured Worker Benefits.

PA: Court Sides With Former Football Player in Workers Comp Claim Against Steelers.

SC: WCC Adopts Latest IAIABC Claims EDI for Electronic Transfer of FROI, SROI.

SC: WCC Changes Procedures for Filing Medical Disputes.

SC: WCC Commissioner Mike Campbell’s Appointment Confirmed by Senate.

TX: Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Suing Hospital.

TX: DWC Announces Recent Enforcement Actions.

TX: DWC Approves 10 Companies to Self-Insure for Workers’ Compensation.

TX: TXANS to Discuss Legislative Review of Nonsubscriber-Related Legislation.

TX: Texas Below National Average for Workers Comp Pay Outs for Loss of Limb.

WV: Lawmakers, Business, Trial Lawyers Reach Compromise on Deliberate Intent Bill.

WI: Trial Lawyer Advocates for Leaving Wisconsin Workers Comp System Alone.









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