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NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS:
NCOIL Work Comp Insurance Comm. Chair Defends Recommendations re Opioid Abuse.
Pro Publica Reports on High Injury Rates for Temp Workers.
CMS Proposes Rule re Civil Penalties for MSP Non-Compliance.
CMS Restructuring COB Effective 2-1-2014.
AZ: IC Releases Special Fund Insolvent Carrier Report.
AZ: Federal Judge Says RICO Case Against York Risk Services Group Can Move Forward.
CA: OAL Approves Electronic Document Filing, Lien Filing Fee Rules.
CA: DWC Files Certificate of Compliance for IMR, IBR Rules With OAL.
CA: DWC Issues 15-Day Notice re MPN Proposed Rule Changes.
CA: AD Announces 2014 Profile Audit Review, Full Compliance Audit Performance Standards.
CA: DWC Posts RBRVS-Based Physician Fee Schedule, 2014 Updates.
CA: CHSWC Releases 2013 WOSHTEP Advisory Board Annual Report.
CA: CHSWC Announces Injury, Illness Prevention Program for Agriculture.
CA: WCIRB Posts Report on Q3 2013 Insurer Experience.
CA: WCAB Lacks Jurisdiction When Pro Athlete Played Single Game in California.
CO: Business Leaders Question Need for Workers Comp Reforms.
CO: Labor Outlines Concerns for Workers Comp Reforms.
DE: PCI Supports Actions by Governor, Workers Comp Task Force.
FL: DWC Posts Maximum Workers Comp Rate Eff. 1-1-2014.
FL: FLOIR Posts 2013 Annual Report.
IL: IWCC Posts 2014 Fee Schedule.
IL: Divided High Court Finds Injured Worker Not a Traveling Employee.
IN: WCB Posts 2014 Second Injury Fund Recommendation Report, Certificates.
IA: Two Deputy Commissioners Announce Their Retirement.
LA: Ins. Commissioner Announces 5.1% Workers Comp Rate Decrease.
LA: OWC Hearing on Medical Treatment Guidelines Scheduled for 1-27-14.
ME: WCB Posts Medical Fee Schedule Annual Update.
MD: WCC Posts 2013 Annual Report.
MD: Doctors in WC System Charge Four Times the Standard Cost of Drugs.
MA: WCIRB Recommends 7.7% Rate Hike.
MO: Dept of Insurance Recommends 10.1% Workers Comp Rate Increase.
NE: High Court Dismisses Appeal in Worker’s Traumatic Brain Injury Case.
NE: WCC Posts Revised Rules of Procedure.
NM: Governor Appoints LeFevre to Advisory Council on WC and Occupational Disease.
NY: Governor Announces $370M in Bonds to Resolve Workers Comp Claims.
NY: Governor Vetoes Bills A400, A4099 Related to Volunteer First Responders.
NY: Actions to Resolve Group Trust Default Problems Now Working.
NY: WCB Announces Changes for UEF Claims.
NY: WCB Announces New Reimbursement Rates for Inpatient Hospital Care.
NY: WCB Posts Latest List of Approved Health Care Providers.
OH: BWC Administrator/CEO Outlines Successes of 2013.
OH: BWC Awards More Than $9.4M in Safety Rebates.
OK: Workers Comp Court Administrator Leaves Jan. 3 for WCRI Position.
OK: High Court Upholds Workers Comp Reforms
OK: High Court Leaves Door Open for Future Constitutional Challenges to WC Reforms.
OR: WCD Posts Revised Bulletin re Adjustments to Hospital Fee Schedule.
OR: WCD Posts Updates re Reimbursement for IW Travel, Food, Lodging Costs.
OR: WCD Posts Proposed Changes re EDI for Reporting Medical Bill Data.
OR: WCD Posts Revised Bulletin re Claims Processing Administrative Cost Factor.
OR: MAC to Consider Endorsing New Opioid Prescription Guidelines at Jan. 10 Meeting.
PA: DLI Announces New Maximum/Minimum Benefit Rate Changes.
SC: WCC Posts 2014 Maximum Weekly Compensation Rate.
SC: WCC Posts Advisory Notice re Withdrawal of Counsel Fee.
SC: High Court Rules Nurse Anesthetist Was Employee, Not Independent Contractor.
TX: DWC Announces Performance Based Oversight Results.
TX: DWC Finalizes Medical Quality Review CY2014 Annual Audit Plan.
TX: DWC Issues Guidance re Injured Worker Analysis Sent to Designated Doctors.
TX: DWC Proposes Increase in Attorney’s Fees.
TX: Ins. Carrier Pharmacy Closed Formulary Data Call Results on Legacy N-Drug Claims.
TX: DWC Posts Discount, Interest Rate for 1/1/2014 Through 3/31/2014.
UT: Labor Commission Posts 2012 Occupational Injuries, Illnesses Rate.
WI: DWD Posts 2014 Maximum Wage and Rate Chart.
WI: Federal Judge Rules Exclusivity Not Applicable When Plaintiff on Administrative Leave.
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