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.


  • Ohio BWC Adopts Changes to Pharmacy Services

    by
    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Jan 09, 2017
    Tag Icon
    Workers' Compensation, Formularies
    The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) adopted several updates to their existing pharmacy reimbursement and treatment rules taking effect on January 1, 2017.


  • CMS releases NGHP Section 111 User Guide 5.2

    by
    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Jan 09, 2017
    Tag Icon
    CMS, Workers' Compensation
    CMS has released an updated NGHP User Guide, version number 5.2. The update clarifies MIR Section 111 reporting thresholds initially addressed in a published alert by CMS Financial Services Group posted to the Non-Group Health Plan Recovery site on November 15, 2016 entitled “2017 Recovery Thresholds for Certain Liability Insurance, No-Fault Insurance, and Workers’ Compensation Settlements, Judgments, Awards or Other Payments”. The changes to thresholds are summarized here.


  • Workers' comp regulatory and legislative outlook for 2017

    by
    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Jan 06, 2017
    Tag Icon
    Chronic Pain, Medical Marijuana, Physician Dispensing, FDA, Compounded Medications, Treatment Guidelines, Formularies, PDMPs, Opioids, Workers' Compensation
    A new year is upon us, signaling the opening gavel of legislative sessions around the country. There is a new administration in Washington D.C. and time to once again to look ahead to see what policy changes might be in store for the workers’ compensation system.


  • MSA Optimism for the New Year

    by
    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Jan 04, 2017
    Tag Icon
    Medicare Secondary Payer, CMS
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the organization will be reconsidering a new policy in 2017 regarding re-reviews of otherwise approved Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (WCMSA) amounts.






Subscribe

Stay informed by signing up to receive newsletters, alerts, insights and videos.
You can customize your content preferences after you subscribe.