Monthly Archives: February 2017

Significant Changes to MTGs Discussed at February WCAC Meeting

The meeting of the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) on February 23rd focused almost exclusively on changes to the Medical Treatment Guidelines (MTGs) Title 40, Chapter 23 and 27, as published in a Notice of Intent (NOI) in the February 2017 edition of the Louisiana Register.

In national news:

U.S. Department of Labor Secretary under President Obama, Thomas Perez, was elected as the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

In industry news:

New technology like telemedicine is changing the way workers’ comp claims are administered and how employees are trained.

In national news:

A U.S. House of Representatives lawmaker has introduced a resolution to overturn a controversial OSHA rule that requires employees to keep injury and illness records for five years.

In neighboring news:

Florida Senator Jeff Brandes filed a bill that aims to strengthen the state’s ability to fight insurance fraud by requiring insurers to develop anti-fraud strategy plans.

In regulatory news:

OWCA issued a Notice of Intent in the February register to make changes to the dispute resolution process in the Medical Treatment Guidelines.

In medical news:

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had rejected its application to market an intranasal version of the emergency opioid-overdose treatment, naloxone.