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  • 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.


  • Maker of opioid overdose antidote, Evzio® (naloxone auto-injector), agrees to produce lower cost product after criticism for price increase

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Dec 13, 2018
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    Overdose, Opioids, Workers' Compensation, Pharmacy, Clinical
    After a month of recent discussions with lawmakers and public health advocates over steep price increases of its Evzio® overdose antidote, Kaléo® Inc. announced it has authorized its subsidiary, IJ Therapeutics, to produce an authorized generic version of its naloxone auto-injector.


  • 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


  • Over $100 billion in Medicare savings attributable to Medicare Secondary Payer Act

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    • Rafael Gonzalez
    | Dec 06, 2018
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    Medicare Secondary Payer, Medicare Set-Aside, medicareinsights blog, Workers' Compensation, Settlement Solutions, Settlement
    The Medicare Secondary Payer Act turns 38 years old in December 2018. While it’s credited with saving more than $100 billion in taxpayers’ money since 1999, it’s not without its critics. Find out the impact of workers’ compensation, the pros and cons of MSP and what’s ahead. Read more on our blog.


  • 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.



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