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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.


  • New York advances workers’ compensation drug formulary

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    • Optum for Workers' Compensation
    | Oct 18, 2018
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    Webinar - Workers' Compensation, Government Affairs, Formularies, formulary
    The New York Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has published, in the state register and on the WCB website, notice of its second version of the proposed formulary rule and drug list.


  • Florida moving forward with workers’ compensation coverage for first responders with PTSD

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    | Oct 17, 2018
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    PTSD, First responder
    The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has initiated the rule-making process to provide workers’ compensation benefits coverage for first responders suffering from work-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).


  • California DWC Proposes Required Pharmacy Fee Schedule Changes

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    • Optum for Workers' Compensation
    | Oct 03, 2018
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    Webinar - Workers' Compensation
    With the workers’ compensation pharmacy fee schedule in California being tied directly to Medi-Cal, the Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) published initial draft rule language in its rules “forum” to align the pharmacy fee schedule with pending changes to Medi-Cal.


  • Congress moves forward with opioid crisis legislation

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    • Optum for Workers' Compensation
    | Sep 28, 2018
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    Opioids, Government Affairs
    The U.S. House and Senate have reached a tentative agreement on a comprehensive opioid policy bill as their legislative efforts wind down in this election year. This week, the House and Senate agreed upon bi-partisan language found in H.R. 6 called “The SUPPORT for Patients and Community Act.”