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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/20/2015)

July 20, 2015 (2 min read)



ProPublica Releases Complication Rates for 17,000 Surgeons.

GOP Backs Uber and On-Demand Economy.

US DOL Issues Additional Guidance on Employee Misclassification.

US DOL to Hold Presentation July 21 on Next 25 Years of ADA.

13% of Small Businesses Concerned About WC Fraud by Employees.

Study: Opioid Poisonings in Low Prescribed Doses, Acute & Intermittent Opioid Use.

CMS Posts July 13, 2015 Version of NGHP User Guide.

CMS to Hold Town Hall July 28 on Mandatory Reporting for Liability Insurance.

CA: Governor Signs AB 822 CIGA Covered Claim, Insolvency Proceedings.

CA: Governor Signs AB 202 Cheerleader Workers’ Comp Coverage.

CA: Dept. of Insurance Accepting Public Comments on WCIRB Filing.

CA: DWC to Hold Hearing on Chronic Pain, Opioids Treatment Guidelines.

CA: DIR, DWC Post Draft Regulations on Transition to ICD-10.

CA: Julius Young Posts Top 10 Developments for January-June 2015.

CA: CPUC Judge Recommends Suspension of Uber for Not Providing Driver Data.

CO: Pinnacol Posts 2014 Annual Report.

CO: Judge Awards Widow Death Benefits in Oil-Field Worker Tank Fumes Case.

CT: WCC Updates Medical Protocols for Treatment of Knee Injuries.

CT: Governor Signs Bill to Combat Substance Abuse, Opioid Overdoses.

FL: Padgett Constitutional Challenge Appealed to Florida Supreme Court.

HI: Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Bill.

IL: Dept. of Ins. WC Fraud Unit Releases 2014 Annual Report.

KY: US DOL, KY Labor Cabinet Sign Agreement to Protect Misclassified Workers.

MD: WCC Posts 2016 Maximum Benefit Rates.

MD: WCC Updates Joint Election, Sole Proprietorship Status, Inclusion Forms.

NE: WCC Launches Online System for Filing Court Pleadings.

NJ: Obama Appoints Former NY WCB Chair to Emergency Board Re: NJ Transit Rail.

NM: WCA Proposes Medical Treatment Rules for Medical Marijuana.

NM: WCA Proposes Rule Changes for Claims Resolution, Self-Insurance.

NY: NYSIF Launches Online Medical Provider Portal.

NY: NYCIRB Approves 5.9% Loss Cost Increase Eff. Oct. 1, 2015.

NC: House Special Panel Hears Testimony on Worker Misclassification.

OR: SAIF Posts 2014 Annual Report.

RI: NCCI Explains 2.5% Increase in Loss Cost/Rate Filing.

SD: WCAC Posts July 28 Meeting Agenda.

SD: NCCI Explains 8.9% Decrease in Loss Cost/Rate Filing.

TN: BWC Submits Report on Impact of 2013 Workers Comp Reform Act.

TX: DWC Posts Reminder of Medical Records Provided for Designated Doctor Examination.

TX: SB 652 Eff. 9-1-2015: Franchisors Not Employers for Purposes of Workers Comp, Etc.









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