National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (8/20/2012)

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (8/20/2012)

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NATIONAL NEWS:

California Ruling May Boost NFL’s Shot at Concussion Coverage.

AIA Comments on Medicare Secondary Payer Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

AAJ Comments on Medicare Secondary Payer Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

NAIC CEO Terri Vaughan to Resign 1Q 2013.

NIOSH: New Study Analyzes Stress and Health in Law Enforcement.

STATE NEWS:

AZ: ICA Posts New Average Monthly Wage Maximum for 2013.

CA: DIR Backs Comprehensive Workers Comp Reform Plan.

CA: CCWC Supports Comprehensive Workers Comp Reform Plan.

CA: Bickmore Risk Services Letter to Christine Baker Re Projected Impact of PD Changes.

CA: CAAA Says Workers Comp Reform Proposal Hurts Injured Workers.

CA: 45-Point Summary of Proposed Workers Comp Reform.

CA: Mark Webb Says Workers Comp Reform Proposal Far From Dead Despite Opposition.

CA: WCIRB to Recommend 12.6 Percent Pure Premium Rate Increase.

CA: WC Reforms Could Lower WCIRB’s 12.6 Percent Pure Premium Rate.

CA: Gordon Gaines, Former WCAB Commissioner, Has Passed Away.

CA: Ninth Circuit Ruling Paves Way for Football Player Injuries in California.

CA: AB 2451 Would Create Taxpayer-Funded Life Insurance Policy for Public Safety Members.

CA: DWC to Host Electronic Filing Expo in San Diego Aug. 29.

DE: Governor Signs SB 238 Hospital and Ambulatory Surgery Center Fee Changes.

DE: OWC Posts Reminder Re Employers’ Modified Duty Availability Report.

FL: Governor Reappoints 7 to Judge of Compensation Claims.

IL: Grand Jury Subpoenas Chicago’s Workers Comp Records for City Employees.

IN: WCB Revises Two Benefit Notice Forms.

KY: NCCI Recommends 7.9 Percent Loss Cost Decrease.

KY: State Agency Lacks Ability to Effectively Regulate Workplace Safety.

ME: Dept of Labor Issues Report on 2011 Violence Against Caregivers.

NM: High Court Hears Oral Arguments in Heroic Police Officer Death Benefits Case.

NC: Ghost Workers Paid Under the Table Prevalent Across Trades.

NC: Ghost Policy Loophole Gives Appearance of Workers Comp Coverage.

NC: How Companies Hide Behind Layers of Subcontractors.

NC: Undocumented Workers Struggle to Survive in U.S.

OH: Industrial Commission Reviewing Nine Administrative Rules.

OH: Industrial Commission Updates Interpretive Services Request Form.

OR: DCBS Posts Updated Characteristics of Workers Comp System Reference Table.

OR: DCBS Updates Workers Comp Claim Costs Tables.

TX: Supreme Court Petitioned for Rehearing in Ruttiger Bad Faith Case.

TX: New Rules Re Change of Recertification Requirements for Designated Doctors 9/1/2012.

TX: DWC to Hold Hearing on Revised Medical Quality Review Panel Process.

TX: TDI Proposes New Rules Re Utilization Reviews for Health Care.

WV: NCCI Proposes 9.1 Percent Loss Cost Reduction.