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Comp in the Capitol: Start Your Engines

Much like last year’s session, workers’ compensation as a target for lawmakers’ goals appears to be taking a backseat to the state’s ever-looming budget woes. However, several bills have been filed that could impose a pharmacy formulary and restrict opioid prescribing. Stick with Louisiana Comp Blog for full coverage of comp-related happenings until the Session ends on June 8th.

Comp in the Capitol: Comp Adjuster Licensing Bill Moves Forward, Subro Bill Set for Committee on Thursday

The WCAC has weighed in on the major bills as they stand in their original form, as several measures proceed in Committee this week. Stick with Louisiana Comp Blog for full coverage of that meeting and all comp-related legislative happenings until the Session ends on June 6th.

Comp in the Capitol: New Measures Filed Addressing Comp Judges, Physical Therapy, WCAC Votes

Several new bills are on our radar this week as the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council prepares to hear presentations from lawmakers on several measures on Thursday. Stick with Louisiana Comp Blog for full coverage of that meeting and all comp-related legislative happenings until the Session ends on June 6th.

Comp in the Capitol: Pre-Filed Legislation for the 2016 Regular Session Beginning Today

Much like last year’s session, workers’ compensation as a target for lawmakers’ goals appears to be taking a backseat to the state’s still looming budget woes. However, several bills have been filed that address various technical aspects of the statute, including one bill addressing group funds’ financial stability, as well as a measure aimed at the potential adoption of an ODG formulary. Stick with Louisiana Comp Blog for full coverage of comp-related happenings until the Session ends on June 6th.

Scott Angelle Talks Comp, Robinson Fields Fee Schedule Concerns at LASIE Open Forum

Yesterday, LASIE hosted its annual Open Forum and Legislative Recap in Baton Rouge. The event included a variety of speakers addressing everything from the recent 19th JDC decision declaring parts of the MTG process unconstitutional to the organization’s first self-insured health presentation since LASIE decided to open the Association to all lines of self-insurance. However, the highlights were two issues at the forefront of comp community concerns: the upcoming gubernatorial election and the update to the medical fee schedule from the Office of Workers’ Compensation. Scott Angelle opened the forum with a rousing speech in support of self-insurance and the workers’ comp industry.

Comp in the Capitol: Taking Care of Business (As Usual)

The final few days of the 2015 Legislative Session are upon us, and as legislators prepare to depart from Baton Rouge with some complete set of budgetary resolutions, the Session appears to be closing for the comp industry as quietly as it began. This is the last Monday legislative update for the 2015 Session, which concludes on Thursday, June 11th, by 6 PM.

Comp in the Capitol: All Quiet on Legislative Front

With one remaining key bill yet to be heard, HB205 by Representative Gaines, all remains quiet for the comp world in the Legislature this week, while several bills move forward in the process. Every Monday throughout the session, which is slated to end on June 11th, Louisiana Comp Blog will keep you up to date on the complete list of bills we are tracking, and the latest developments.