Sharing our perspective

Sharing perspectives leads to greater understanding and fuels innovation. The ​Optum Insights ​blog is where we share our perspective and challenge preconceptions to clear a new path forward.


  • Summary of Texas HB 2830

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Mar 22, 2017
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    Workers' Compensation, FDA, Formularies
    The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) instituted a closed drug formulary based on Appendix A of the Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) published in September 2011.


  • California DWC releases formal draft of MTUS drug formulary rule

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Mar 21, 2017
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    Formularies
    The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has released the long-awaited formal draft of the MTUS Drug Formulary. As drafted, the formulary would initiate for new claims beginning on July 1, 2017. Unlike some other states, California has proposed its own unique list of medications for inclusion.


  • Addressing opioid analgesic use in workers' comp and auto no-fault

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Mar 20, 2017
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    Workers' Compensation, Opioids
    We are pleased to release our latest insight on addresing opioid analgesic use in workers' comp and auto no-fault. Inside you will find statistical trends impacting opioid analgesics today and our perspective on opioid analgesic use.


  • CMS to Apply New Life Tables to WCMSAs as of 4/1/2017

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Mar 20, 2017
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    CMS, Medicare Set-Aside, Settlement
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released United States Life Tables, 2012 reflecting population estimates for 2012 of life populations. Beginning April 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be utilizing Table 1: Life table for the total population: United States, 2012 for Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Agreements (WCMSAs) in regards to life expectancy.






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