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The ​Optum Insights ​blog is where we share our perspective and challenge preconceptions to clear a new path forward.

March 04, 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...
March 03, 2020 · Optum Settlement Solutions
Medications comprise a large proportion of Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements (WCMSAs). And, as the population ages, more claimants will become eligible for Medicare coverage. So, it is important to stay up-to-date on medication costs and how they affect WCMSAs. Read more...
February 27, 2020 · Clinical Connection team
Voltaren Gel 1% (diclofenac sodium topical gel) ― a common medication in workers’ compensation and auto no-fault ― will soon transition from prescription (Rx) to over-the-counter (OTC) status, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read more...
February 23, 2020 · Policy Matters team
Listed below are brief updates on several recent policy developments across the country. Read more...
February 13, 2020 · Lavonya Chapman Esq RN CMSP
An unpublished version of the long-waited Section 111 mandatory insurer reporting (MIR) Civil Money Penalties (CMP) has been released and is expected to be published in the Federal Register on 02/18/2020. Read more...
February 03, 2020 · Policy Matters team
Listed below are brief updates on several recent policy developments across the country. Read more...
January 28, 2020 · Rafael Gonzalez
Although we certainly hear a great deal about Medicare becoming increasingly more aggressive with primary payers (responsible employers, corporations, insurers, self-insured entities and third-party administrators), the federal government is also becoming just as unforgiving with beneficiaries’ attorneys. Read more...
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