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Commission Says Guidelines Saving Money, But Lawsuit Still Pending

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 | 0

By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefMedical treatment guidelines implemented July 15 already have saved the workers’ compensation system approximately $2.5 million in potential litigation costs, the Louisiana Workforce Commission says.But a lawsuit by the Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers (LASIE) challenging the commission’s adoption of the guidelines is continuing to work its way through a state district court in Baton Rouge. LASIE contends that the guidelines are not “evidence-based,” as required by the Legislature, and were not adopted in accordance with ...

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