National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (12/16/2013)

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (12/16/2013)

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NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS:

AIA to Highlight Need for TRIA Renewal to Workers Comp Market at NAIC Meeting.

NIOSH Provides Guidance on Controlling Exposures for Nanotech Workers.

NCCI Conducts Research on Severity Trends by Undeveloped Size of Loss.

Senate Panel Considers Removing SGR for Making Adjustments to Medicare’s RBRVS.

House Panel Considers Removing SGR for Making Adjustments to Medicare’s RBRVS.

AK: WCB to Hold Public Hearing Jan. 9-10 re Second IME Rule Changes.

CA: DWC Issues 15-Day Notice re Changes to Proposed MPN Rules.

CA: DWC Issues New Notices re Changes to IBR, IMR, Billing Proposed Rules.

CA: DWC Announces 2014 Profile Audit Review, Audit Performance Standards.

CT: High Court Clarifies Commissioner Must Approve Global Releases.

FL: Ins. Commissioner Appoints New Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff.

FL: OJCC Posts 2012-2013 Annual Report.

GA: SBWC Announces Change in Form 104 Filing Requirement Eff. 1-1-14.

IA: Deputy Workers’ Comp Commissioner Rasey Announces Retirement.

KY: Governor Appoints Baird to Workers Comp Nominating Commission.

MD: WCC Posts Conversion Factor/Percentage Multiplier Info Eff. 1-1-14.

MD: WCC Posts Numerous Rule Amendments, Recodifications.

MA: Costs Per Claim of WC Claims Low Prior to 2011 Reform Legislation.

MN: DLI Mandates eFiling for FROI Eff. 1-1-2014.

NJ: Insurance Regulator Approves 3.6% Increase in WC Rates Eff. 1-1-14.

NM: Court of Appeals Lets Stand Lower Court’s Ruling re Unconstitutionality of WC Act.

NM: WCA Questions Whether Unconstitutionality Ruling Binding on Other Dist. Courts.

NM: Insurance Regulator Approves Two New WC Rate Categories.

NY: NYCIRB Posts New Excess Loss Pure Premium Factors.

ND: WSI Might Sue Aon eSolutions Over Problems With Computer System Overhaul.

OH: IC to Hold Public Hearing Jan. 14 re Wage Loss Compensation Rule.

OK: High Court Grills Lawyers on Constitutional Challenge to Workers Comp Reforms.

OR: WCD Posts Revised Bulletin re Change of Physician, Nurse Practitioner.

OR: WCD Posts Meeting Minutes re Deposit Exemption for Self-Insured Groups.

PA: High Court Issues Decision in Latent Occupational Disease Case.

PA: PCRB Files 5.15% Decrease in Loss Costs Rate With Proposed Eff. Date 4/1/2014.

PA: BWC Posts 2011 Annual Report.

TX: NCCI Files 3.8 Percent Decrease in Loss Costs.

TX: DWC Posts Reminder on Direction of Care Prohibitions for Pharmacy Services.

TX: DWC Proposes Changes to Rules on Mode of Payment by Carriers.

TX: DWC Posts Dec. 2013 Safety and Health Update Newsletter.

WI: Advisory Council Releases 2014 Approved Statutory Changes List.

WI: Advisory Council Approves Cost Containment Plan.

WI: DWD Announces 2014 Maximum Benefit Rate Changes.

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