March 20, 2018

WorkCompRecap: Formulary Forward!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the announcement from ReedGroup that the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has selected them, through an RFP process, to support the development of a custom prescription drug formulary for injured workers in the state.

The formulary is designed to be consistent with the State’s existing Medical Treatment Guidelines, which are similar to the evidence-based guidelines developed by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and published by ReedGroup. WCB Chair Clarissa M. Rodriguez that they were moving quickly to implement reforms, and are looking forward to continued improvement with an evidence-based formulary for medications. The New York adoption of ReedGroup’s formulary comes on the heels of a similar adoption by the State of California in 2017.

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