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  • New York Workers’ Comp. Board Proposes Pharmacy Formulary

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Jan 04, 2018
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    Formularies
    The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has officially proposed rules to establish a prescription drug formulary in response to legislation passed earlier this year. That legislation required the Board to “establish” the formulary on or before December 31, 2017; however, the rules propose effective dates of July 1, 2018 for new prescriptions and December 31, 2018 for refill and renewal prescriptions, regardless of date of injury. Those dates may be adjusted further as a result of the rule-making process.


  • Final approval of the California workers’ compensation MTUS drug formulary

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Dec 13, 2017
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    The California Office of Administrative Law has approved the final MTUS Drug Formulary regulations submitted by the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) fully adopting a workers’ compensation drug formulary. The formulary and related rules will go into effect January 1, 2018.


  • Arkansas drug formulary receives legislative approval

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    | Dec 08, 2017
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    Opioids, MED, formulary
    The Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission’s (ARWCC) most recent version of their Drug Formulary rule received approval by a legislative oversight committee. This approval permits the ARWCC to move forward with finalization and implementation of the drug formulary.


  • Pennsylvania Senate passes drug formulary

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Oct 27, 2017
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    Workers Comp, Formularies
    The Pennsylvania Senate passed Senate Bill 936 (SB936) on October 25, 2017, with a vote of thirty-four to sixteen, moving the bill to the House for approval. The original version of the bill was passed with no amendments. The bill proposes the state’s Department of Labor and Industry select a nationally recognized, evidence-based prescription drug formulary appropriate for resolving issues related to drugs prescribed for or related to the treatment of work-related injuries.


  • California Division of Workers Compensation submits formulary regulations for final approval

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Oct 26, 2017
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    Workers Comp, DWC, Formularies
    The Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) appears to have submitted what is expected to be the final version of its proposed formulary rules to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for final approval more than 60 days prior to the January 1, 2018 effective date.



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