• New York Workers’ Compensation Board to offer training seminars for drug formulary process

    Oct 08, 2019
    • The Policy Matters team

    The New York Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has released an update on how payers and medical providers can comply with the drug formulary prior authorization process and access the medical portal.

    The latest information includes compliance steps for:

    • Payers – Registration for Level 1 and Level 2 review
    • Medical providers -- Prescribing and dispensing medications to comply with the December 5, 2019 and June 5, 2020 formulary implementation dates

    The WCB will hold educational webinars on the following dates to outline the roles of payers and medical providers:


    Medical providers

    October 22, 2019        8:30 am – 9:30 am

    October 24, 2019        4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

    October 29, 2019        8:30 am – 9:30 am


    October 15, 2019        12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    October 29, 2019        12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    October 30, 2019        1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    The webinars are free to attend and registration information can be found at the WCB website.

    Moving Forward

    As the formulary process continues to evolve, the Optum Workers’ Comp and Auto No-fault (OWCA) Government Affairs Team will monitor the latest developments. We are interacting with the WCB and will share any updates or insight with our clients to help streamline the implementation process and drive compliance.


    Should you have any questions regarding this or any other public policy development, please contact the OWCA Government Affairs Team at AskGovtAffairs@optum.com

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