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  • California DWC issues second revision to MTUS Drug Formulary rules

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Sep 08, 2017
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    Compounded Medications, Formularies
    The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has issued a second set of proposed modifications to the originally proposed MTUS Drug Formulary rules as well as instituted a second 15-day comment period. These actions follow a review of all stakeholder comments received during the first 15-day comment period and are intended to clarify the rules to help ensure compliance with existing regulations.


  • We continue to service our clients before, during and after the storm

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Sep 07, 2017
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    Workers' Compensation
    In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and as we prepare for the impending impact of Hurricane Irma, Optum Workers’ Comp and Auto No-fault continues to service our clients.


  • Preparing for Irma to ensure a continuum of care

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Sep 06, 2017
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    Workers' Compensation
    In preparation for the possible landfall of Hurricane Irma, Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a proclamation declaring an emergency in the state for all counties as of September 4, 2017. The proclamation of a state of emergency automatically sets into motion certain activities by various state agencies to prepare for the pending storm which includes suspending “the effect of any statute, rule or order that would in any way prevent, hinder or delay any mitigation, response, or recovery action necessary to cope with this emergency.”


  • Texas Division of Workers' Compensation addresses disaster concerns

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Aug 31, 2017
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    Workers' Compensation
    The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDWC) working with the Office of Governor Abbott has issued guidance involving future handling of workers’ compensation claims as a result of the effects of Hurricane Harvey. The Governor’s office issued a disaster proclamation on August 23, 2017, suspending regulatory requirements and procedures “that would in any way prevent, hinder or delay necessary action in coping with this disaster.” Additionally, TDWC issued an accompanying bulletin on August 29, 2017, providing guidance for the handling of workers’ compensation claims during the proclamation time frame.






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