Department of Labor and Industry

LMAC

Presumptive Illness

 

HB 408 (2009 Montana Legislature) (pdf) – An Act Establishing A Presumptive Disease For Workers' Compensation Claims For Certain Diseases Experienced By Firefighters (bill died in standing committee)

Analysis Of Montana House Bill (HB) 408 (pdf): Presumption of Compensability for Certain Occupations and Certain Diseases by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. (NCCI)
Note:  This was a point-in-time estimate and because the presumptive bill did not pass, the estimate was not finalized.

Assessing State Firefighter Cancer Presumption Laws and Current Firefighter Cancer Research (pdf) (National League of Cities, April 2009)

OLR Research Report: Presumption for Cancer and Infection Disease for Firefighters (pdf) (February 24, 2009)

International Association of Firefighters Presumptive Health Initiative website

Firefighter Presumptions of Covered Injuries in Workers’ Compensation (pdf) (IAIABC, 2004)

State Presumptive Disability Laws (pdf)

2009 Workers' Compensation Educational Conference

Utilization & Treatment Guidelines in a Workers' Compensation System

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Presentations:
Jerry Keck, Administrator, Employment Relations Division:  Montana’s Workers’ Compensation System—An Overview

Presentation slides (pdf)
Recording
(mp3)

William Nemeth, M.D.--Utilization and Treatment Guidelines—What They Are and How They Are Used in Workers’ Compensation

Presentation slides (pdf)
Recording
(mp3)

William Nemeth, M.D., Katherine Mueller, M.D., Lee Glass, M.D., Teryl Nuckols, M.D., Stephen Levine, M.D.—Panel Discussion on Five States’ Experience with Utilization and Treatment Guidelines

Presentations slides (Dr. Katherine Mueller) (pdf)
Recording (mp3)

Teryl Nuckols, M.D.—How to Select Utilization and Treatment Guidelines

      Presentation slides (pdf)

Stephen Levin, M.D.—Utilization and Treatment Guidelines and the Injured Worker

      Recording (mp3)

Teryl Nuckols, M.D.—Quality of Care in Workers’ Compensation

Presentation slides (pdf)
Recording (mp3)

 In addition, these speakers and other jurisdictional representatives from Washington State and Colorado will address the experience of adopting guidelines in each of their states.

Continuing education credits for healthcare providers have been applied for.

If you have any questions, concerns or special needs, please contact Anne Wolfinger: (406) 444-9012, awolfinger@mt.gov.

Labor-Management Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation Meeting Information

Upcoming Advisory Council Meetings

Thursday, May 22, Best Western Great Northern Hotel, Helena
Tuesday, June 17, Holiday Inn, Helena
Thursday, July 17, Holiday Inn, Helena
Thursday, August 21, Best Western Great Northern, Helena
Tuesday, September 9, Big Sky (prior to the Governor's Conference on Workers' Compensation and Occupational Safety and Health)
Thursday, November 20, Best Western Great Northern, Helena

LMAC Meeting Calendar (revised 3/17/2014)
 

LMAC Safety Committee Meeting - April 18, 2014

Agenda
Minutes
 

Advisory Council Meeting - March 13, 2014, Best Western Great Northern Hotel, Helena

Agenda
Minutes
Overview of Recent Workers’ Compensation Benefit Changes
NCCI HB 334 Preliminary Review
Department Proposed 2015 Workers’ Compensation Legislation
Federal or State OSHA
State Plan OSHA Summary
Stay at Work/Return to Work Assistance Program (short version)
Stay at Work/Return to Work Assistance Program Follow-up Discussion
Stay at Work/Return to Work Letter
Medical Regulations Update
TTD Retroactive Payment for Waiting Period
LMAC Workplan
Employer/Injured Worker Notification Letter
Workers’ Compensation Terminology
 

LMAC Safety Committee Meeting - March 3, 2014

Agenda
Minutes

LMAC Safety Committee Meeting - February 20, 2014

Agenda
Minutes
 

Advisory Council Meeting - January 16, 2014

Agenda
Minutes
Stay at Work/Return to Work Assistance Program
Department of Administration Work and Live Safe
Medical Data Report for State of Montana, September 2013 (NCCI)
The Impact of Regulatory Enforcement and Consultation Visits on Workers' Compensation Claims Incidence Rates and Costs, 1999-2008 (American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2012)
ERD Medical Regulations Unit LMAC Update
LMAC Workplan
 

LMAC Safety Committee Meeting - January 13, 2014

Agenda
Minutes
 

LMAC Safety Committee Meeting - December 10, 2013

Agenda
Minutes
Brainstorming List of Ideas

Advisory Council Meeting - November 19, 2013

Agenda
Minutes
Department's Statutory Authority to Collect Data
ERD Data and Evaluation Plan
Outreach Letter for Employers/Workers' Compensation Claimants
LMAC Meeting Schedule
Medical Data Report for the State of Montana, September 2013
Montana Safety Culture Act - Summary of Key Points by Bryan Page
HB 334 - Comments by Bob Worthing representing Montana Self-Insured Association
HB 334 - Comments by Al Smith from perspective of attornyes representing claimants

Advisory Council Meeting - September 19, 2013

Agenda
Minutes
Workers' Compensation 101
Montana Medical Fee Schedule
Medical Regulations Updates
Utilization and Treatment Guidelines
Impact of HB 334--Rehabilitation Association of Montana
WorkSafeMT Update

LMAC Workplan Topics Rating Survey Results
LMAC Workplan 2013-2014 (draft)
Calendar

Workers' Compensation Terminology
 

Advisory Council Meeting - June 27, 2013

Agenda
Minutes

LMAC Orientation and History

Montana's Workers' Compensation Key Indicators June 2013
Montana's Workers' Compensation Key Indicators Presentation

HB 87 Key Elements in Consensus Comprehensive Package
HB 334 Key Components
Ann Clayton Index to Reports 2009-2011
2009 November Decision Making Process
LMAC Comprehensive Issues Package as of August 15, 2010

LMAC Principles and Procedures
LMAC Parliamentary Procedure Handbook

Medical Data Report for the State of Montana 2013 (NCCI)
NCCI State Advisory Forum

2009 Meeting Information

Advisory Council Subcommittee Meeting – December 22, 2009, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Employment Relations Division, 1805 Prospect Avenue, Helena, Conference Room A-B

Agenda
Minutes
Meeting Notes

Consensus Building Process
Course and Scope Options
Claim Closure Options

Advisory Council Meeting – December 14, 2009, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Best Western Great Northern, Helena

Agenda
Minutes

Course and Scope (Diana Ferriter, Chief, Claims Assistance Bureau)
Attorney Fees (Jerry Keck, Administrator, Employment Relations Division)
Claim Closure (Diana Ferriter)

Injured Worker Medical Care Access and Satisfaction With Care

Advisory Council Meeting – November 19, 2009, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Best Western Great Northern, Helena

Agenda
Minutes

Draft Proposed Decision Making Process
Proposed LMAC 2009-2010 Workplan (rev.)
Overview of Workers' Compensation Research Activities (Ann Clayton, Ann Clayton & Associates)
Workers' Compensation Fraud (Ann Clayton)
WorkSafeMT Operational Plans

Advisory Council Meeting – October 28, 2009, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Best Western Great Northern, Helena

Agenda
Minutes
Overview of Workers' Compensation Research Activities (Ann Clayton, Ann Clayton & Associates)
WC Insurance Pricing, Regulation and History of State Funds: An Overview (Ann Clayton)
Use of Medical Panels in Resolving Workers' Compensation Medical Disputes (Ann Clayton)
Percentage of Medical of Total Workers' Compensation Benefits (Ann Clayton)

Advisory Council Meeting – September 29, 2009, 12:30-4:30 pm, Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula

Agenda
Minutes
Overview of Workers' Compensation Research Activities (Ann Clayton, Ann Clayton & Associates)
Montana Benefit Comparison Cases
Montana Research Survey Questions
Work Loss Data Institute: State Report Cards for Workers' Compensation, 2009 (Bruce Chamberlain, Employment Relations Division)
Presumptive Illness - Articles
Suggestions for LMAC and Self-Insurance Association: Potential Legislative Action Regarding Worker's Compensation for 2011 Session (Mike Marsh, Midland Claims)

Advisory Council Meeting – August 20, 2009, Great Northern Best Western, Helena

Agenda
Minutes
SJ 30 Update:  Priorities, Research Questions and Comparator States (presented by Jerry Keck, Administrator, Employment Relations Division)

WorkSafeMT (presented by Georgiana Kochman, project director, WorkSafeMT)
Attorney Fees (presented by Diana Ferriter, Chief, Claims Assistance Bureau, Employment Relations Division)

Presentation Slides
Presumptive Illness (presented by Jerry Keck)

Presentation Slides
AMA Guide to Impairment, 6th Edition (presented by Diana Ferriter)

Presentation Slides
Economic Affairs Interim Committee (presented by Pat Murdo, Research Analyst, Legislative Services Division)

Advisory Council Meeting - June 25, 2009, 10:00AM, Red Lion Colonial Hotel, Helena

Agenda
Minutes
Summary - Workers' Compensation Study Project (presented by Jerry Keck, Administrator, Employment Relations Division)
Workers' Compensation Reform: "Ready, Fire, Aim!" (presented by Greg Krohm, Executive Director, International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions)

Advisory Council Conference Call – May 22, 2009, 1:15PM

Agenda
Minutes

Advisory Council Conference Call – April 23, 2009, 1:15PM

Agenda
Minutes

Advisory Council Conference Call – April 17, 2009, 1:15PM

Agenda
Minutes

Advisory Council Conference Call – April 3, 2009, 1:15PM

Agenda
Minutes

Advisory Council Conference Call – March 27, 2009, 1:15PM

Agenda
Minutes

Advisory Council Conference Call – March 20, 2009, 1:15PM

Agenda

Advisory Council Conference Call – March 13, 2009, 1:15PM

Agenda
Minutes
 

Advisory Council Conference Call – March 6, 2009, 1:15PM

Agenda
Minutes

Advisory Council Conference Call – February 20, 2009, 1:15PM

Agenda
Minutes
 

Advisory Council Conference Call – February 13, 2009, 1:15PM

Agenda
Minutes
 

Advisory Council Conference Call – February 6, 2009, 1:15PM

Agenda

Advisory Council Conference Call – January 30, 2009, 1:15PM

Agenda
Minutes

Advisory Council Conference Call – January 23, 2009, 11:00AM

Agenda
Minutes
 

Advisory Council Conference Call – January 16, 2009, 11:00AM

Agenda
Minutes

Advisory Council Meeting – January 13, 2009, 4:30PM, Great Northern Best Western, Helena

Agenda
Minutes

Advisory Council Conference Call – January 7, 2009, 3:30PM

Agenda
Minutes

Advisory Council Conference Call – January 7, 2009, 9:30AM

Agenda
Minutes

2008 Meeting Information

Advisory Council Conference Call – December 23, 2008

Agenda
Minutes

Advisory Council Meeting – December 4, 2008, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Great Northern Best Western, Helena

Agenda
Minutes
Results of the Workers' Compensation Survey of Employers, (prepared by Tyler Wiltgen, Workers' Compensation Analyst)

2008 Oregon Workers' Compensation Premium Rate Ranking Summary

Advisory Council Meeting - September 2, 2008, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Great Northern Best Western, Helena

Agenda
Minutes
Findings of the Montana Injured Worker Survey (prepared by Tyler Wiltgen, Workers' Compensation Analyst)
Employment Relations Division Claims Assistance Bureau (prepared by Barb Gullickson, Claims Unit Supervisor)
Memo to Labor-Management Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation on Course and Scope of Employment—Process Options for discussion (prepared by Diana Ferriter, Bureau Chief, Claims Assistance Bureau)
WorkSafeMT Safety & Transitional Employment Outcomes (presented by Georgiana Kochman, Project Director, WorkSafeMT)
Draft Final Report: 60 Summits Montana (presented by Georgiana Kochman)
Legislative Concepts:

Advisory Council Meeting - July 1, 2008, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Great Northern Best Western, Helena

Agenda
Minutes
Project Help Overview (presented by Vicky Smith, Project Help, State of Washington)
Centers of Occupational Health and Education Overview (presented by Vicky Smith)
Articles of Incorporation of the WorkSafeMT Foundation (presented by George Kochman, Project Director, WorkSafeMt)
Legislative Concepts:

Course and Scope of Employment (prepared by Diana Ferriter, WC Claims Assistance Bureau Chief)

Advisory Council Meeting - May 6, 2008, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Great Northern Best Western, Helena

Agenda
Minutes
Continuation of Claim Closure and Settlements (prepared by Diana Ferriter, WC Claims Assistance Bureau Chief)
Preliminary Findings of the Montana Injured Worker Survey (prepared by Tyler Wiltgen, Workers' Compensation Analyst)

Advisory Council Meeting - March 4, 2008

Agenda
Minutes
Return-to-Work Breakdown (presented by Tyler Wiltgen, WC Claims Assitance Bureau)
Summary of States' Comparison of Vocational Rehabilitation of Disabled Workers (prepared by Diana Ferriter, WC Claims Assitance Bureau Chief)
Summary of States' Comparison of Claim Closure and Settlement Provisions (prepared by Diana Ferriter, WC Claims Assistance Bureau Chief)
Initial 2009 Legislative Proposals (prepared by Jerry Keck, Administrator, Employment Relations Division)

Related Meetings:
Subcommittee on Possible Licensure of Claims Examiners - March 3, 2008, 1:00-4:00, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Employment Relations Division, 1805 Prospect Avenue, Helena (OR by teleconference at 1-605-475-4150 - Access Code 107189)
Agenda
Minutes
SB511 from the 2007 Session, "An Act Regulation Workers' Compensation Claims Examiners..."
Examiner/Adjuster Licensure and Continuing Education in Montana (October 2007 proposal from Mike Marsh, Midland Claims Service)
Key elements of Mike Marsh's proposal (summary by Diana Ferriter, WC Claims Assitance Bureau Chief)
Comparison of State Licensing Requirements (prepared by WC Claims Assistance Bureau)

Stakeholder meetings on a Montana Facilities Fee Schedule
Hospitals - March 5, 2008, 9:00-11:30am, Montana Hospital Association, 1720 9th Avenue, Helena
Ambulatory Surgery Centers - March 5, 2:30-4:30, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Employment Relations Division, 1805 Prospect Avenue, Helena

Advisory Council Meeting - January 8 , 2008

Agenda
Minutes