Welcome to this month’s edition of Comp Medical News. Traumatic injuries and social acuity, obesity and opioids, and doctor’s notes are your headlines for June 2019.
SB88 by Senator Luneau establishes a 45 day deadline to appeal decisions of the Medical Director as part of the LWC Form 1008 process. The bill passed the Legislature this Session and is on the Governor’s desk. Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration Assistant Secretary Sheral Kellar spoke with Louisiana Comp Blog to discuss the new regulations and what they mean for getting treatment to injured workers faster.
The 2019 Regular Legislative Session began on April 8th at noon. Several workers’ comp bills were filed for this Session, which was a fiscal-only Session. Only four bills made it all the way through the process and are on their way to the Governor.
The Louisiana Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee considered HB285 by Rep. Robert Billiot on Thursday morning. HB285 would provide for benefits for volunteer reserve police officers and deputies; to provide medical benefits for injured reserve police officers and deputies; as well as definitions and related matters.
Welcome to this month’s edition of Comp Medical News. Obesity, the Chinese fentanyl trade, and welding fumes are your headlines for May 2019.
As the few workers’ comp bills filed this Legislative Session move through the process in the Session’s final weeks, Representative Alan Seabaugh (R-Shreveport) spoke with Louisiana Comp Blog to discuss his bill that sought to rein in medical implants prices and PTSD presumptions.
The House Labor and Industrial Relations Committee heard several bills this morning, two regarding workers’ comp which have already passed through the same Senate Committee.
The 2019 Regular Legislative Session began on April 8th at noon. Several workers’ comp bills have been filed for this Session, which is a fiscal-only Session. Highlights include a bill that sets a 30 day deadline to appeal a decision of the Medical Director and a change in medical cannabis regulation.
Brandi Gonzales, Assistant Vice President of Premium Audit and Billing Manager at LUBA Workers’ Comp, sat down with Louisiana Comp Blog to discuss misclassification and whether Louisiana is doing enough to combat the complex problem in our most prominent industries.
The House and Senate Labor Committees considered several workers’ comp bills today including bills on hearing loss, a 30 day deadline to appeal decisions of the Medical Director, and reimbursement for implants.