National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (11/4/2013)

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (11/4/2013)

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NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS:

CA: WCIRB Posts 2013 SB 863 Cost Monitoring Report; 30,000 IMR Requests Filed.

CA: FBI Affidavit Alleges Sen. Calderon Accepted Bribes to Delay WC Legislation.

CA: DWC Approves Carve Out Agreement Covering 22,000 Workers in So. Cal.

CA: DWC Plans to Open Santa Barbara Satellite Office in December.

CA: State Senator Helps Broker Deal to Save Santa Barbara District Office.

CA: DWC Announces Free Webinar on IMR Electronic Submission Feature.

CA: WCIRB Testifies at Public Hearing re Amended Pure Premium Rate Filing.

CA: WCIRB Explains Standard Classification, Assignment by Analogy.

CO: NCCI Explains 3.7% Increase in Loss Cost Filing.

CO: DWC to Hold Hearing Nov. 19 on Fee Schedule, Treatment Guideline Changes.

IL: Chamber of Commerce Slams Courts for Expanding Employer Liability in WC Cases.

IL: Unions Slam Chamber for Misrepresenting Facts of WC Reforms.

IN: WCB Announces Full Board Scheduling Changes.

IA: Op-Ed Says WC Commissioner a “Burden on Job Creation” in Iowa.

LA: LWC Adds Workers Comp Tool for Medical Providers.

LA: State Sues Orleans Parish School Board for Workers Comp Benefits Paid.

MI: Lawmakers Tout Success of WC Reforms in Lowering Insurance Costs.

MS: NCCI Explains 2% Increase in Loss Cost Filing.

NM: WCA Proposes New CPTs 2012-2013 and BRs Priced 2013.

OH: Inspector General Issues Report on BWC Staffer’s Misuse of Records.

OK: Governor Appoints Final Two to Workers’ Compensation Commission.

OR: NCCI Explains 7.6% Decrease in Loss Cost Filing.

OR: WCD Explains Reporting Requirements for Self-Insured Employers.

SC: WCC Revises Fines and Penalties Page.

TN: DWC Posts Questionnaire for Workers’ Comp Judge Positions.

TX: DWC Proposes Changes to Medical Services, Charges, Payments Guidelines.

TX: DWC Announces Recent Enforcement Actions.

WY: DWC Posts Workers Comp Proposed Base Rates for 2014.

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