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March 23, 2020 · Policy Matters team
Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, state governors, regulators and legislatures have initiated a range of urgent policy changes or directives to facilitate response and mitigation efforts, including at the workers’ compensation level. This heightened focus has diverted some attention away from other policy developments. Read more...
March 23, 2020
The combination of two non-opioid analgesic medications used to treat pain and inflammation will soon be available over-the-counter (OTC), according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and an announcement from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on March 2, 2020. Read more...
March 23, 2020 · Policy Matters team
Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the webinars scheduled for April 7, 8, 22 and 23, 2020 will be postponed to a later date. Read more...
March 18, 2020 · Policy Matters team
Listed below are brief updates on several recent policy developments across the country. Read more...
March 18, 2020 · From the desk of David W. Young
Given the recent developments and extensive news coverage about COVID-19, we understand the heightened concerns of our clients, partners and injured persons. At Optum Workers’ Comp and Auto No-Fault, our top priorities are the health and wellbeing of those we serve and the safety of those who deliver care; and we stand ready to support your needs during these challenging times.  Our dedicated employees have rigorously planned and tested our processes, systems and supply chains for business continuity, resiliency and recovery to do everything possible to support the health of those we are privileged to serve. Read more...
March 13, 2020 · Optum Settlement Solutions
A large decrease in the price of meloxicam (generic formulation of Mobic) ― a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) commonly prescribed for workers’ compensation injuries ― is reflected in recent updates in RED BOOK®. Read more...
March 05, 2020 · Clinical Connection team
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19), that began to emerge in late 2019, has become an increasing public health concern due to its ease of person-to-person transmission. Read more...
March 04, 2020 · Policy Matters team
The New York Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is hosting two free online Q&A webinars to update stakeholders on changes with the CMS-1500 Read more...
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