State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (9/23/2013)

State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (9/23/2013)

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NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS:

CA: DWC Final QME Regs Now in Effect.

CA: DWC Posts Instructions on Interpreter Certification Process.

CA: DWC Merges Goleta and Oxnard Offices Eff. Nov. 30.

IA: NCCI Files 2% Decrease for Rate/Loss Costs.

IL: NCCI Explains 4.5% Decrease in Rate/Loss Costs.

IL: IWCC Announces 1.52% Increase in 2014 Medical Fee Schedule Rates.

IL: Procura Management Approved by Ins. Dept. to Create Workers Comp PPO.

MA: DIA Posts Parameters for Submission of Video Evidence.

MN: DLI Issues Annual Workers Comp System Report.

MO: NCCI Explains 11.6% Increase in Rate/Loss Costs.

OH: BWC Completes $1B Cash Rebate of Premium Overpayments.

OK: Constitutional Challenge to SB 1062 Filed With State Supreme Court.

OK: Governor Releases Statement on Legal Challenge to SB 1062 WC Reforms.

OK: Lawmakers Debate SB 1062 Constitutionality of WC Reforms.

OR: WCD Notifies Insurers of Annual Increase in Retroactive Program Benefits.

SC: NCCI Explains 1.1% Increase in Rate/Loss Costs.