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The OWCA 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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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...
February 23, 2020 · Policy Matters team
Listed below are brief updates on several recent policy developments across the country. Read more...
February 03, 2020 · Policy Matters team
Listed below are brief updates on several recent policy developments across the country. Read more...
December 01, 2019 · Optum
Implementation starts December 5, 2019 Read more...
September 16, 2019 · Optum
A new opioid policy imposing additional fill limitations and reducing the 60-day period for required prior approval has been announced by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation (DFEC). Read more...
September 10, 2019 · Policy Matters team
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently announced it is moving forward with efforts to increase scientific and medical research of marijuana. Read more...
September 04, 2019 · Policy Matters team
As the procedures to implement the New York Workers’ Comp Drug Formulary continue to evolve, the New York Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has issued updated guidance and clarified requirements for all stakeholders. The WCB just released registration requirements and the roles various individuals and entities will play not only now, but once the formulary goes into effect in December 2019. Read more...
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