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The Optum Workers' Comp and Auto No-fault Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs team constantly monitors the latest legislative and regulatory activity that impacts you and the services we provide.

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September 23, 2021 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
Medical Marijuana – A New York appellate court recently ruled that an injured worker was entitled to a variance from the Medical Treatment Guidelines (MTGs) for the use of medical marijuana for his chronic pain. Read more...
September 02, 2021 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
The New York Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has published a final rule adopting changes to the drug formulary. Read more...
August 31, 2021 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
Kentucky pre-filed legislation would cover a COVID-19 vaccine reaction under 
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August 11, 2021 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
Brief updates on several recent policy developments across the country. Read more...
July 27, 2021 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) issued a notification for continued usage of emergency rules for telehealth visits with a stated intention of adopting permanent rules prior to the emergency rule expiration of September 22, 2021. The existing emergency and eventual permanent telehealth rules will continue to allow using two-way audio and video communications. Read more...
July 20, 2021 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
Brief updates on several recent policy developments across the country. Read more...
June 29, 2021 · Policy Matters team
Listed below are brief updates on several recent policy developments across the country. Read more...
June 25, 2021 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) presumption coverage for first responders and other “essential” workers continues to be a popular topic during the 2021 legislative season. Read more...
June 09, 2021 · Policy Matters team
Listed below are brief updates on several recent policy developments across the country. Read more...
May 25, 2021 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
On May 24, 2021 the New York Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) announced a delay of OnBoard-Limited Release via bulletin 046-1408. Read more...
May 18, 2021 · Policy Matters team
Listed below are brief updates on several recent policy developments across the country. Read more...
April 26, 2021 · Policy Matters team
Listed below are brief updates on several recent policy developments across the country. Read more...
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