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March 08, 2021 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
Legislation introduced this year in multiple states (listed below) would permit injured workers to choose various treating providers in states that, to some degree, currently permit the employer or insurer to make that choice. Read more...
March 01, 2021 · Medicare Insights Team
Over 800 brand-name medications increased in price in January 2021 ― below we list price boosts for 19 of these medications commonly seen in Workers’ Comp Medicare Set Aside Arrangements (WCMSAs), which average a 6% cost increase. Read more...
February 23, 2021 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
Policy Guys is the new podcast from our resident experts on public policy – Kevin Tribout and Adam Fowler. The dynamic duo breaks down what’s happening from a legislative and regulatory perspective as it relates to a certain topic, region or a specific law. Read more...
February 17, 2021 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
On February 16, 2021, the New York Workers’ Comp Board (WCB) issued an update stating the Drug Formulary will be applied to renewals and refills beginning June 7, 2021 Read more...
February 15, 2021 · Clinical Team
The first brand alternative of Amitiza® – lubiprostone 8 mcg and 24 mcg capsules – is now available. Endo International plc announced that lubiprostone will be marketed under one of its operating companies, Par Pharmaceutical, Inc., on January 4, 2021. Read more...
February 10, 2021 · Medicare Insights Team
A lower price is now available for a common workers’ compensation medication as its brand alternative hit store shelves in January. Amitiza® is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read more...
February 02, 2021 · Policy Matters team
Listed below are brief updates on several recent policy developments across the country. Read more...
January 14, 2021 · Policy Matters team
Listed below are brief updates on several recent policy developments across the country. Read more...
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