The Insurance Auditor’s Association of the Southwest (IAASW) will hold its first Louisiana Regional Seminar October 4th and 5th at L’Auberge in Baton Rouge. Ahead of the seminar, Louisiana Comp Blog asked speakers to give us a preview of what attendees can expect from the new event. David Christensen of ZOOM Audits, will discuss communication issues in the modern world of auditing.
Business Insurance magazine announced today that LUBA Workers’ Comp has been named to its annual “Best Places to Work in Insurance” list.
The New York Times published a feature focusing on overdoses that happen on the job.
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has announced new benefit rates beginning October 1st, 2018.
The Insurance Auditor’s Association of the Southwest (IAASW) will hold its first Louisiana Regional Seminar October 4th and 5th at L’Auberge in Baton Rouge. Ahead of the seminar, Louisiana Comp Blog asked speakers to give us a preview of what attendees can expect from the new event. Jon Hamel, of PremiumAudit.com will have a flexible presentation, at least a portion of which will focus on fraud.
The Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration has posted a draft of the updated chronic pain guideline. OWCA Director Sheral Kellar, as well as WCAC Vice-Chair Chuck Davoli, were emphatic at the last WCAC meeting that the Office wants any and all comments to be submitted in this round, before the Notice of Intent is actually filed, so that the process does not have to go through several rounds of public meetings.
Leslie Jacobs, who along with Clark Cosse was instrumental in the creation of LWCC, is featured in the latest issue of Biz New Orleans.
NCCI’s latest research brief, “Changes in Monday Claims,” evaluates the change in the share of “Monday claims” before and after the ACA.
The U.S. Senate passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 in a nearly unanimous vote.
The Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council held its September meeting in Baton Rouge yesterday. In addition to introducing new member Larry Stokes, the Council provided drafts of two proposed documents – a change to the IME rules and the updated chronic pain Medical Treatment Guideline.