National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (7/23/2012)

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (7/23/2012)

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NATIONAL NEWS

WILG Symposium on 40th Anniversary of Nat'l Commission on WC Laws.

NCCI Reports on Impact on Impairment Ratings Under AMA Guides Sixth Edition.

PCI Testifies in Support of Stronger Regulations for Physician Dispensing of Repackaged Drugs.

A.M. Best: State Funds' Net Premium Written, Surplus Increased in 2011; Changes Ahead.

NIOSH Provides Strategies for Dealing With Aging Workforce.

GOP Seeks to Block Funding for DOL Regs on Black Lung.

STATE NEWS:

CA: Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Stem Prescription Drug Abuse.

CA: Attorney Loses Claim of "Significant Role" in Calif.'s Record WC Settlement.

CA: CalChamber Monitors Status of Workers Comp Bills That Would Impact Businesses.

CA: CHSWC to Reschedule August Meeting.

CO: DWC to Discuss Treatment Guidelines, Medical Fee Schedules at Aug. 15 Meeting.

FL: DWC Files Notice of Proposed Rule Making for FL WC Hospital Reimbursement Manual.

FL: DWC Proposes Rule Change Re Apportionment of Medical Reimb./Preexisting Condition.

IL: WCC Rejects Controversial State Trooper's Appeal Re WC Benefits.

NE: WCC Provides Guidance on AWW for Part-Time Workers.

NE: WCC Explains Need for MMI Before Voc Rehab Plan Can Be Approved.

NE: Legislature Seeks to Study Outcomes for Persons Receiving Voc Rehab.

NJ: Chief Judge Calderone Issues Memo on Medicare Conditional Payment and MSAs.

NY: Governor Announces Workers Comp Rate Reduction.

OK: State Legislator Testifies in His Workers Comp Case.

OR: WCD Posts Proposed Vocational Assistance to Workers Rules.

OR: WCD Posts Proposed Preferred Worker Program Rules.

OR: WCD Posts Proposed Employer-at-Injury Program Rules.

OR: WCD Posts Proposed Employer/Insurer Coverage Responsibility Rules.

OR: WCD Posts Proposed Oregon Medical Fee and Paymens Rules.

PA: DLI Streamlines State Workers Comp Insurance Fund, 24 Workers Laid Off.

TN: Employee Misclassification Advisory Task Force to Meet July 26.

TX: DWC Announces Recent Enforcement Actions.

UT: Labor Commissioner Appoints New Director of Adjudication Division.

VA: NCCI State Advisory Forum Scheduled for 9/30/2012.

WV: NCCI Proposes 9.1 Percent Decrease for Workers Comp Rates.

WV: NCCI State Advisory Forum Scheduled for 8/22/2012.