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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


  • Florida moving forward with workers’ compensation coverage for first responders with PTSD

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    • Optum
    | Oct 17, 2018
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    Government Affairs, PTSD, First responder
    The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has initiated the rule-making process to provide workers’ compensation benefits coverage for first responders suffering from work-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).


  • California DWC proposes required pharmacy fee schedule changes

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    • Optum for Workers' Compensation
    | Oct 03, 2018
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    Government Affairs
    With the workers’ compensation pharmacy fee schedule in California being tied directly to Medi-Cal, the Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) published initial draft rule language in its rules “forum” to align the pharmacy fee schedule with pending changes to Medi-Cal.


  • Congress moves forward with opioid crisis legislation

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    • Optum for Workers' Compensation
    | Sep 28, 2018
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    Opioids, Government Affairs
    The U.S. House and Senate have reached a tentative agreement on a comprehensive opioid policy bill as their legislative efforts wind down in this election year. This week, the House and Senate agreed upon bi-partisan language found in H.R. 6 called “The SUPPORT for Patients and Community Act.”


  • New York legislature expands medical marijuana program

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    | Sep 27, 2018
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    Government Affairs, Workers' Compensation, Medical Marijuana
    This week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law Senate Bill 8987 which expands the number of conditions that are eligible for treatment under the state’s approved medical marijuana program.


  • Missouri enacts opioid prescribing limits

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    • Optum
    | Aug 09, 2018
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    Workers' Compensation, Pain Management, Opioids, Government Affairs
    The Missouri Legislature, in the waning hours of its session, passed legislation containing numerous changes to existing laws governing medical and pharmacy practices. One tucked away segment of the bill imposes prescribing restrictions for initial prescriptions of opioids to treat acute pain.



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