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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (4/27/2015)

April 27, 2015 (2 min read)

Who’s Opting Out of Workers’ Comp: Employers or the States Themselves?

BLS Releases 2013 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Counts.

Lockton: Red Herrings, Medical Overdiagnosis Impact Large Loss Workers Comp Claims.

WCRI Webinar to Cover Regulating Medical Costs & Care: Unintended Consequences.

Express Scripts Reports Workers Comp Prescription Drug Spend Increased 1.9% in 2014.

Aon Warns of Projected Rises in Pharmacy Costs in 2015-2016 Impacting Workers Comp Costs.

Helios Releases 2015 Workers Compensation Drug Trends Report.

Changes Made by Big Pharma May Have Helped Reduce Opioid Prescribing, Overdoses.

Congressman Introduces Opioid Overdose Reduction Act.

Senator Introduces Bill for FDA Accountability for Approval of New Opioid Drugs.

Medicare Secondary Payer: CMS Posts Appeal Rights for Applicable Plans.

Cirque du Soleil: One of the Top Dangerous Workplaces for Injuries.

AZ: US DOL Investigation Secures Wages, Benefits for Misclassified Construction Workers.

CA: WCIRB’s 2014 Insurer Experience Report Shows 11% Jump in Written Premium.

CA: DWC Final Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule Rules Now in Effect.

CA: WCAB Plans Reorganization, Renumbering of Practice and Procedure Rules.

CA: DWC Posts Changes to OMFS Physician/Non-Physician Practitioner Services.

CA: DWC Issues First 15-Day Comment Period for Benefit Notice Regulations.

CA: DIR Posts 2013 Workplace Fatality Report.

CA: WCRI Study Sets Forth Some Successes From SB 863 Reforms.

CA: Assembly Committee Unanimously Passes AB 1124 Drug Formulary Bill.

CA: Cal Chamber Lists SB 563 UR/IMR Elimination a Job Killer.

CA: Calif. Medical Association Backs SB 563 UR/IMR Bill.

CA: Senate Committee Passes SB 522 MPN IMR Clarification.

CA: Senate Committee Passes SB 542 Home Health Care Services Fee Schedule.

CA: Kaiser Report Examines High Costs of Workers Comp in Southern Calif.

FL: Senate Passes SB 1298 Ride-Sharing Companies Insurance Requirements.

IN: Governor Signs Overdose Intervention Drugs Legislation.

ME: MEMIC Promotes Harmon and Siegfried to Senior Vice President.

MN: MWCIA Releases 2014 Annual Report.

NV: DIR Workers Comp Section Names Gary Bell New Northern District Manager.

NY: Prescription Opioid Overdose Deaths Increased From 2003 to 2012.

ND: Governor Signs HB 1102 to Clarify Firefighter/Office Presumption.

OH: High Court Justice Explains Decision on Football Player Workers Comp Benefits.

OH: BWC New Workers Comp Billing System Eff. July 1 for Private Employers.

OK: WCC Submits Final Rules to Governor, Legislature for Approval.

OR: MAC to Discuss Impairment Rating Methods for Chronic Conditions.

SC: WCC Approves 15 Self-Insurance Applications.

SC: WCC Revises Medical Services Provider Manual Eff. July 1, 2015.

TN: Lawmakers Pass SB 174 Public Inspection of WC Policy Cancellation/Reinstatement Dates.

TN: Governor Signs Bill to Allow Creation of Captives for Workers Compensation.

TX: Court Issues Order to Prevent Hospital From Seeking Work Comp Claim for Ebola Nurse.

TX: DWC Posts Finalized Functional Capacity Evaluation Plan-Based Audit.

UT: US DOL Investigation Secures Wages, Benefits for Misclassified Construction Workers.

WA: State Health Officials Propose Revised Guidelines for Prescribing Narcotics.

WI: Labor, Insurance Heads Back Governor’s Workers Comp Transfer Proposal.









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