Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon announced yesterday that NCCI has proposed a 2.7 percent overall loss cost decrease for Louisiana.
The Texas DWC has announced its intention to reclassify two opioids as nonformulary drugs on the state’s closed pharmacy formulary for workers’ comp.
Wisconsin state Representative John Spiros and state Senator Duey Stroebel (both Republicans) issued a memo last week announcing their intention to introduce legislation overhauling the state’s workers’ comp system to exclude benefits in cases of employee negligence, misrepresentation of physical condition, and other factors.
Intuit Inc., a software company, announced a new platform designed to simplify small businesses’ workers’ comp payments with a “pay as you go” model.
LCTA Workers’ Comp is currently seeking applicants for the chief financial officer position.
NCCI recently announced that the Board has elected William “Bill” E. Donnell as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 7, 2015.
A new NPR report shines light on a silicosis crisis among South African gold miners.
At the October meeting of the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council yesterday, members addressed concerns about UR review, reimbursement for surgical implants, the pending status of a new OWC Medical Director, and the upcoming public hearing for the 200+ page update of the Medical Treatment Schedule.
OSHA is planning to move forward with new, more stringent rules for electronic record-keeping, despite complaints from the employer community.
President Obama released an order yesterday giving federal agencies with health care responsibilities 90 days to identify barriers to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders and to come up with ways to remove them.