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A Look at What the New Worker’s Comp Drug Formulary Law Means for Indiana

A Look at What the New Worker’s Comp Drug Formulary Law Means for Indiana Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) is a very extensively used and adopted worker’s compensation medical treatment, return-to-work and drug formulary guideline. ODG is evidenced-based and has impressive data analytics to back up those guidelines. Approximately 100 physicians of all medical specialties active in worker’s comp make [...]

2018-04-27T13:17:24+00:00April 27th, 2018|

General Statehouse: Where Key Bills Stand

The 2018 Indiana legislative session is in the home stretch with an end date of this coming Wednesday. Another select group of business-related bills crossed the finish line this week (and last) and are ultimately headed to the Governor’s desk. Others are bound for conference committee to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions. Meanwhile, two bills saw [...]

2018-03-09T11:36:18+00:00March 9th, 2018|

Drug Formulary Bill for Worker’s Comp Passes House, Would Help Curb Opioid Supply; New Employer Assistance Drug Program Proposed in Health Committee, Amended Into Bill

Drug Formulary Bill for Worker’s Comp Passes House, Would Help Curb Opioid Supply Bill and Title: SB 369 – Workers Compensation Drug Formulary Author: Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) Summary: Except during a medical emergency, prohibits workers’ compensation and occupational disease compensation reimbursement for drugs specified in the Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) Workers’ Compensation Drug Formulary Appendix A published by [...]

2018-03-02T13:38:36+00:00March 2nd, 2018|

Drug Formulary Bill for Worker’s Comp Garners More Opposition, But Still Passes House Committee

Bill and Title: SB 369 – Workers Compensation Drug Formulary Author: Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) Summary: Except during a medical emergency, prohibits workers’ compensation and occupational disease compensation reimbursement for drugs specified in the Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) Workers’ Compensation Drug Formulary Appendix A published by MCG Health as “N” drugs. Permits a prescribing physician to request to prescribe [...]

2018-02-23T13:25:40+00:00February 23rd, 2018|

Drug Formulary Bill for Worker’s Compensation Goes to Full Senate

Bill and Title: SB 369 – Worker's Compensation Drug Formulary Author: Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) Summary: As introduced, requires the commissioner of insurance to adopt rules for exclusive use, beginning July 1, 2020, of a worker’s compensation drug formulary by worker’s compensation insurers. Specifies application of the formulary for employees who file notice of injury or occupational disease before [...]

2018-02-02T13:08:38+00:00February 2nd, 2018|

Drug Formulary Bill for Workers Comp. Heard in Committee; Opioid Continuing Education Bill Passes Full Senate

Drug Formulary Bill for Workers Comp. Heard in Committee Bill and Title: SB 369 – Workers Compensation Drug Formulary Author: Sen.  Randy Head (R-Logansport) Summary: Requires the commissioner of insurance to adopt rules for exclusive use, beginning July 1, 2020, of a workers’ compensation drug formulary by workers’ compensation insurers. Specifies application of the formulary for employees who file [...]

2018-01-26T14:27:56+00:00January 26th, 2018|