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May 12, 2021 · Optum Workers' Comp and Auto No-fault
Pain management takes more than a pill. To heal an injury at the root of pain, patients need to exercise the affected joint, muscle or tissue. Regaining strength, endurance and range of motion all make movement easier and less painful. A combined pharmacological and physical medicine approach is often the best way to help injured workers control and overcome pain. Read more...
January 14, 2021 · Policy Matters team
Listed below are brief updates on several recent policy developments across the country. Read more...
January 06, 2021 · Settlement Solutions Team
To help our clients achieve the lowest possible Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) allocations, Optum continually monitors the average wholesale price (AWP) of the most common medications seen in a WCMSA. The following outlines the most recent price decreases for a few of these medications. Read more...
December 21, 2020 · Lavonya Chapman, Associate General Counsel of Optum Settlement Solutions
The recently enacted Provide Accurate Information Directly (PAID) Act will make it easier to determine whether payments for claimed injuries/illness involving workers’ compensation, no-fault and/or liability claims were made by traditional Medicare and/or a Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan (MAP) and/or a prescription Part D plan (PDP) and whether they need to be reimbursed. Read more...
December 15, 2020 · Policy Matters team
Listed below are brief updates on several recent policy developments across the country. Read more...
December 07, 2020 · Lavonya Chapman, Esq, RN, CMSP, Associate General Counsel, Optum Settlement Solutions
On November 12, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Technical Alert and published version 6.1 of the Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) Section 111 User Guide. Both note changes that will eventually impact Civil Money Penalties (CMP) involving Section 111 reporting when CMS error tolerance thresholds are exceeded. Read more...
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