HB 1287 is Now Likely to be
Called to the House Floor for a Vote on May 22, 2015

 May 21, 2015

The ISIA has learned that HB 1287 is now likely to be called to the House floor for a vote on May 22, 2015.  Of specific note are the 4 amendments to the bill:

Amendment 1
Addresses the causation standard and establishes a “major contributing” cause standard.

Amendment 2
Revises Section 8.1 and application of AMA Guides for impairment to awards for permanent partial disability.

Amendment 3
Further reduces medical through a 30% medical fee schedule cut with the exception of evaluation and management or physical medicine.

Amendment 4
Revises the Insurance Code and addresses WC insurance rate regulation.  Important for self-insureds, it provides for fee reductions with implementation of certified safety and return-to-work programs.

 

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