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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

An Analysis of LRS 23:1161/1 and its Effect and Applicability 
      with  Joseph Guilbeau, Juge Napolitano, and Warren Byrd, Deputy Commissioner of Property and Casualty, LA Department of Insurance

  • An Analysis of LRS 23:1161.1 and its stated requirement for a claims office within the State or retention of a licensed claims adjuster for issuers of workers compensation insurance.
  • A discussion of LRS 23:1161.1 and its effect and applicability.
  • The panelists will discuss the history of licensing of adjusters in LA, the pros and cons of licensing workers compensation adjusters, why adjusters in other fields are licensed, why workers compensation adjusters are presently excluded from the licensing requirement, and the provisions of Section 1161.1.

Date:  Friday, October 24, 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...


November 14, 2014
Technology and Comp


Recent Events

Workers' Compensation Law: A 2014 Legislative Update with Wayne Fontana and Charles Davoli

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