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  • Compromise legislation modifies voter-approved medical marijuana law in Utah

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    • Optum for Workers' Compensation
    | Jan 15, 2019
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    Medical Marijuana, Government Affairs
    After Utah voters approved medical marijuana in the November 2018 election, the governor called a special session of the state legislature to address alterations of the ballot initiative.


  • Kentucky workers’ comp drug formulary emergency rule filed

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    • Optum for Workers' Compensation
    | Jan 03, 2019
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    Workers' Compensation, Formularies, Government Affairs, Pharmacy, formulary
    To meet an approaching legislative deadline, the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims (DWC) filed, over the holidays, a workers’ compensation drug formulary rule through emergency rule-making procedures.


  • Indiana publishes workers’ comp drug formulary guidance

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    • Optum for Workers' Compensation
    | Dec 10, 2018
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    Workers' Compensation, Government Affairs, Formularies
    The Indiana Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) recently posted “guidance for implementation” of the drug formulary scheduled to take effect January 1, 2019


  • Pharmacy Resource Guide 2018

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Dec 05, 2018
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    Opioids, Workers' Compensation, Pharmacy, Morphine Equivalent Dose, Medication Safety, Medication Plans, Medication Analysis
    Our latest Pharmacy Resource Guide identifies our Top 10 therapeutic classes; our Top 25 medications as a percentage of total spend, number of prescriptions and generic spend; plus latest trends from NCCI and a Brand-Generic Index of commonly-used workers’ compensation medications.


  • Colorado adopts revised workers’ comp medical fee schedule rule

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    • Optum
    | Nov 12, 2018
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    Government Affairs, Workers' Compensation, Physician Dispensing, Opioids
    The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation has released its updated Medical Fee Schedule rule (Rule 18) and Medical Treatment Exhibits for 2019. The updated fee schedule will be in effect for all dates of service on or after January 1, 2019 and several important changes have been made to the new fee schedule rule.




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