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Walmart Suppliers Say Retail Giant Squeezes Them to Produce More, No Concern for Worker Safety.
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments Reintroduced to Help Uranium Workers.
PCI Reports P/C Insurers Profits Rose in 2012.
A.M. Best Upgrades Ratings (A- to A) of Employers Mutual Casualty Company.
AK: Governor Appoints Ronald Nalikak to Workers’ Compensation Board.
CA: DWC Medical Unit Begins to Post IMR Decisions Online.
CA: OSIP to Hold Hearing June 13 to Adopt Permanent Rules re SB 863.
CA: AB 1309 Pro Athlete WC Restriction Bill Approved by Assembly Insurance Committee.
CA: Hearing Cancelled for SB 626, Critics Say Would Roll Back SB 863 Reforms.
CA: CompWest Partners With Phoenix Risk to Provide WC Insurance for Healthcare Industry.
CO: HB 13-1025 Workers Comp Deductible Bill Sent to Governor on 4/19.
FL: Senate Appropriations Committee Approves SB 662 to Restrict Physician Dispensing.
FL: Workers’ Comp Courts as ‘Ghost Towns’: Perspective of a Claimant’s Attorney.
IL: Chairman Latz Reminds Everyone About Appropriate Courtroom Behavior.
IA: DWC Posts Guidance on Approval of Medicare Set-Aside for 2nd Compromise Settlement.
MI: Senate Judiciary Committee Approves SB 211 Firefighter Cancer Presumption.
MO: House Rules Committee Approves SB 1 Second Injury Fund Amendments.
MN: SF 1603 Would Require Rules re Criteria for Long-Term Use of Opioids.
MT: Montana State Fund Posts Annual Report.
MT: DLI to Hold Public Hearing May 16 re Medical Services Rule Changes.
NJ: Governor Christie to Unveil Workers Comp Reform Proposal.
NY: WCB Chair Seeks Feedback on Proposed Non-Acute Pain Medical Treatment Guideline.
NY: NYCIRB Questions Accuracy of Oregon Rate Ranking Study.
NY: WCB Proposes Rule Changes re Electronic Reporting of FROI, SROI (p. 26).
NY: NYSIF Mourns Passing of Former Chairman H. Sidney Holmes, III.
ND: WSI Expects Boom in WC Claims Filed From Out of State.
OH: Court Finds Injury to Volunteer Not Compensable.
OH: BWC Celebrates 20 Years of Program to Protect Public Employees.
OH: BWC Proposes 2.1 Percent Cut in Private Sector Rates.
OK: GOP-Controlled House Passes WC Reform Bill in 74-24 Vote.
OK: House Approves Companion Bill to WC Reform Bill re Jurisdiction, Sends to Governor.
OK: Commissioner Doak Applauds Passage by House of WC Reform Bill.
OK: State Chamber Applauds Passage by House of WC Reform Bill.
OK: AFL CIO Warns WC Reform Bill Will Hurt Injured Workers.
OR: WCD Posts Agenda for May 20 Meeting re Electronic Medical Billing Rules.
PA: WCRI Study: Growth in Medical Payments Per Claim Slowed in 2010.
RI: Nightclub Owners Appeal $1.066M Penalty for Failure to Carry WC Insurance.
SC: WCC Posts Notice re Mandatory Payment Reduction in Medicare Fee-for-Service Program.
SC: WCC Posts Pricing Corrections, Revisions to 2010 Medical Service Provider Manual.
WV: Texas Doctor Pleads Guilty for Running Pill Mill in West Virginia.
WI: LIRC Commissioner Bill Jordahl Confirmed by Senate.