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New York State Workers' Compensation Drug Formulary - Training and Info

In May 2019, the New York Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) filed an adopted list of approved medicines that doctors should prescribe when treating a New York workers’ compensation claim. This list of approved medicines or Formulary will take effect in two Phases.

  • Phase 1: December 5, 2019, for NEW work-related injury medications prescribed on or after that date.
  • Phase 2: June 5, 2020, for current, ongoing work-related injury medications.

The following video provides a 30-minute training session on the NYSWC Drug Formulary including information on effective dates, medication phases, the formulary, prior authorization requirements and both the New Work Medical and Optum VitalPoint® portals.

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