OWCA seeks feedback for Chronic Pain Guidelines

The Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration (OWCA) is collecting comments for the uploaded Chronic Pain Guideline draft. Please submit ANY comments/suggestions/opinions in writing via mail or the OWCA@lwc.la.gov email address. The draft is presented in the Notice of Intent format two different ways: • The Red-Line Version shows all the edits. Red font denotes a change (Strikethrough = delete; Underline = add). Remember “…” means there were no changes to that section but it will still be in Title 40. The 3 highlighted areas are under discussions with the Medical Advisory Council at this time. • The Clean Version shows what would be printed in the Louisiana Register if all existing changes were accepted. The APA process takes a minimum of five months. Once everything has been properly vetted, OWCA will still conduct a public hearing during the APA process to ensure everyone has a chance to communicate concerns. We do NOT have a projected date to file Guideline-related NOI at this time. Click here.


Workers' Compensation Assessments Can Be Paid Electronically

The Office of Workers' Compensation is proud to announce that we can now accept your assessment payment electronically. Click here for instructions and link.


Employers are required to properly classify employees and to pay appropriate unemployment insurance taxes and workers' compensation premiums. Click here for a brief, confidential assessment test to determine your classification.


Updated Workers’ Compensation Mileage Rate

http://www.laworks.net/Downloads/OWC/MileageReimbursement.pdf


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