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  • Policy Matters Brief

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    • Policy Matters team
    | Feb 03, 2020
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    Policy Matters Brief
    The OWCA Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs team constantly monitors the latest legislative and regulatory activity impacting our clients and the services we provide for them. Listed below are brief updates on several recent policy developments across the country. Here is the update as February 3, 2020.


  • NY Workers’ Compensation Board announces drug formulary webinars in mid-January

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    • Policy Matters team
    | Jan 09, 2020
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    NY Workers’ Compensation Board, formulary, New York
    NY Workers’ Compensation Board announces drug formulary webinars in mid-January. The webinars will educate payers, providers and other stakeholders about the latest updates to the drug formulary process.


  • The Optum 2020 continuing education schedule

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    • OWCA
    | Dec 18, 2019
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    Continuing Education
    The Optum 2020 continuing education schedule has the information you want so you can earn the CE credits you need


  • 5 Tips to Prepare for the NY State Workers' Comp Formulary

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    • Policy Matters team
    | Dec 03, 2019
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    Workers' Compensation, formulary, New York
    The New York State Workers' Comp Formulary implementation starts December 5, 2019. These 5 tips will help you get ready.


  • New York Workers’ Compensation Board adopts emergency rule regarding drug formulary

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    • Policy Matters team
    | Nov 08, 2019
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    New York, formulary, Formularies, drug Formularies
    As expected, the New York Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) adopted an emergency amendment to the existing Drug Formulary rule. The change, as discussed on the various training webinars sponsored by the WCB, adds a “special consideration #4” to the Drug Formulary list.


  • New York Workers’ Compensation Board to offer training seminars for drug formulary process

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    • The Policy Matters team
    | Oct 08, 2019
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    Formularies, formulary, PBM formulary, State Formulary, New York, Opioids, Government Affairs
    The New York Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has released an update on how payers and medical providers can comply with the drug formulary prior authorization process and access the medical portal.


  • New federal workers’ comp opioid policy imposes additional limitations

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    • The Policy Matters team
    | Sep 17, 2019
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    Government Affairs, Opioids, Department of Labor
    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).



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