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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+00:00 April 27th, 2018|

Disappointments Overshadow a Few Victories in Health Care and Labor Relations

By Mike Ripley, vice president of health care policy and employment law Simply put, it was one of the Chamber’s biggest disappointments of the session: The General Assembly failing to implement reforms to reduce smoking in Indiana. We knew the landscape going in but felt something positive could occur. Since 2018 was a non-budget year, that meant no one [...]

2018-03-30T11:49:04+00:00 March 30th, 2018|

Drug Formulary Bill for Workers Compensation Passes Senate Overwhelmingly  

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 ODG Workers’ Compensation Drug Formulary Appendix A published by MCG Health as "N" drugs. Permits a prescribing physician to request to prescribe an "N" drug. [...]

2018-02-09T13:55:21+00:00 February 9th, 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 January 26th, 2018|