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Workers' Compensation Law


Judge Diane Lundeen, Chair

 

 

CMS Amends the Workers Compensation Reference Guide (June 2014)
On May 29, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) amended the recently released Workers’ Compensation Reference Guide published in February 2014. The changes affect medical review, treating physician reports, pharmacy records and Merit Orders, among others. Click here for more information.

 

Upcoming Events

Workers' Compensation Law: A 2014 Legislative Update
      with  Wayne Fontana, Fontana Seelman & Landry, and Charles Davoli, Davoli Krumholdt

Date:  Friday, July 18, 2014

Time:  12 Noon

CLE:  One Hour of Continuing Legal Education

Location: New Orleans Bar Association, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans

Registration: NOBA Member Discount - $35; Non Member - $45
(includes light lunch)

  1. Call NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or
  2. Email Rebekah Burg or
  3. Mail payment to NOBA at 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130 or
  4. Members may pay online by clicking here.

All cancellations must be received in writing two days prior to the program in order to receive a refund.  No shows will be charged.

 

Looking Ahead...

October 24, 2014
La Rev Stat 23;1161.1 and the history, pros and cons of licensing workers’ comp adjusters to handle Louisiana cases.  This would include a discussion of adjusters licensed  in other fields in LA as well as why we have specifically excluded workers' comp adjusters from some of the same requirements. 

November 14, 2014
Technology and Comp

 

Recent Events

Professionalism in Comp CLE on June 20, 2014 with Scott Davis and Christopher McNabb

Successful Management of Medical Payments in Workers' Compensation with The Hon. Diane Lundeen, Office of Workers' Compensation, and Alejandro Rodriguez, Ostendorff Tate, on May 16, 2014.

Navigating the Workers' Compensation Court System: Pitfalls and Perks with Trey Mustian on March 21, 2014

AWW (Average Weekly Wage): New Procedures for Workers' Compensation with Ken Hawkins on February 7, 2014

Updates in Workers' Compensation Law: The 2013 Legislative Session with Wayne Fontana on July 19, 2013

Comp & Cocktails on June 20, 2013 at The Rusty Nail

Prospective Application of Medical Treatment Guidelines and Act 860 in Workers' Compensation Law with Ray Murry and Nathan Schrantz

Litigating Professional Sports Cases in Workers' Compensation with Christopher Kane and Frank Bruno

Holiday Luncheon on December 7, 2012

Updates in Workers' Compensation: The 2012 Legislative Session with Wayne J. Fontana