State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (8/19/2013)

State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (8/19/2013)

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NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS:

Former CEO of Arkansas Workers’ Comp Commission Joins WCRI.

ICD-10 to Impact Workers Comp, Nursing Homes, Home Health Agencies.

A.M. Best Releases Report on U.S. Captive Insurance Results.

Barbara Silverstone Named New Executive Director for NOSSCR.

CMS Posts New Excluded ICD-9 Diagnosis Codes for No-Fault Claim Records.

AZ: IC Posts NCCI Report on Medical Costs in Arizona.

CA: How Multicultural Healthcare Providers Can Help Solve Doctor Shortage.

CA: New Face of the Culturally Sensitive Generation of Healthcare Providers.

CA: OSIP Launches E-Filing Portal for Self-Insured Public Agencies.

CA: Amended AB 1309 Clarifies Bill Applies to Pro Athletes Only.

CA: Pepper Spray Cop at UC Davis to Receive WC Benefits.

CA: DWC Final Interpreter Services Rules Now in Effect

CA: DWC Posts Fact Sheet for RBRVS Physician Fee Schedule.

CA: DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing for MPN Rules.

CA: WCIRB Reports Impact of SB 863 on Loss Development.

CA: CDI Approves TRIPRA Endorsements.

CA: Ex-S.F. Housing Chief Files for Workers Comp.

FL: FLOIR to Review NCCI’s 1% Workers Comp Rate Increase Filing.

KS: Nominating Committee for Comp Judges Plans Open Meetings.

MD: WCC Posts Information on Carriers in Liquidation.

MT: Dept of Labor Cites Decrease in Workplace Injuries, Benefits of Reforms.

NH: LGC Names Senate President Peter Bragdon as New Director.

NH: Public Hearing on NCCI Rate Filing Scheduled for 10/2/2013.

NY: WCB to Work With Stakeholders to Improve WC System.

NY: WCB Partners With Deloitte to Reengineer Claims Management System.

NY: WCB Post Changes to List of Authorized Providers.

OH: BWC Highlights Preventative Measures for Workers Near Grain Bins.

OH: Facebook Photos Reveal Man Fraudulently Collected WC Benefits.

OR: WCD Proposes Changes to Electronic Data Interchange Rules.

OR: WCD Posts 2012 ALJ, Mediator Rating Scores.

SC: WCC Posts FAQs on Mediation Rules Eff. 6-28-2013.

SC: WCC OKs Proposed Amendments to Lump Sum Payment Rules.

TX: Commissioner Bordelon Appoints New Medical Advisor.

TX: DWC Posts Safety & Health Update August 2013.

TX: OIEC Calls for Reform of State WC System Unfair to Injured Workers.

TX: TDI Adopts Amendments to TX Basic Manual of Rules, Classifications.