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.


  • Connecting the Dots

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Oct 31, 2016
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    Workers' Compensation, Telemedicine
    In July, we partnered with Risk & Insurance to convene a roundtable of workers’ compensation medical directors to get their take on the top-of-mind issues in their profession. Topics include telemedicine, electronic medical record-keeping and the ongoing technology shift that will shape the future of medical management in workers’ compensation.


  • Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs details new prior authorization process for compounded medications

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    | Oct 26, 2016
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    The OWCP has released FECA Bulletin No. 17-01, detailing a new prior authorization process.


  • Navigating the Language of Medicare Settlement

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Oct 24, 2016
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    Medicare Set-Aside
    Medicare Settlement is driven by legislation, regulation, reports and deadlines. This checklist can be used to help with compliance as you help clients manage their Mandatory Insurer Reporting (MIR), Conditional Payments and/or Medicare Set Aside (MSA) allocations. In addition, you'll find a list of common acronyms that may help to understand the Medicare settlement language.


  • 12th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day scheduled for October 22

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Oct 20, 2016
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    Addiction, Opioids
    Saturday, October 22 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the purpose of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is to provide a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of prescription medications that are unwanted, unused or expired, while also educating the public on the potential for the abuse of medications.






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