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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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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...
April 08, 2021 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
The New York Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) continues its rule-making and communication efforts related to the Drug Formulary and the implementation of OnBoard and the modernization of processes to care for injured persons in New York. Read more...
April 05, 2021 · Policy Matters team
Listed below are brief updates on several recent policy developments across the country. Read more...
March 25, 2021 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
The New York Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) issued a notice and pending emergency rules alerting payers of how to properly report their Prior Authorization Request (PAR) point of contact(s). Read more...
March 23, 2021 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
Recent public policy actions on medical and recreational marijuana will likely impact the handling and provision of care for workers’ compensation and auto no-fault claims. Read more...
March 17, 2021 · Policy Matters team
Listed below are brief updates on several recent policy developments across the country. Read more...
March 11, 2021 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
The New York Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has released final adopted rules on the Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) fee schedule and synergistic prior authorization requests (PAR) requirements. Read more...
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