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Committee Passes Formulary Bill, Opposition Offers Support if Amended

Thursday, April 23, 2015 | 2281 | 0 | 0 min read

A bill that would make California the fifth state in the nation to implement a prescription drug formulary for workers’ compensation cleared a state legislative committee Wednesday on a unanimous vote and with conditional support from all sides. Assembly Bill 1124 drew support from representatives of employers, insurers and the medical cost-containment industry during an Assembly Insurance Committee hearing. Representatives of health care providers, labor and applicants’ attorneys all expressed conceptual support but called for amendments. As introduced, the bill by Ass...

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Garry Crosby Nov 3, 2016 07:58 AM

here is a chance to eliminate UR or make it independent of the Ins Company so that appropriate care can be given to the IW per LC 4600 and UR does not have a financial obligation to the ins company and deny all treatment as the UR gets paid directly by the ins company and thus has a vested interest.

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JAMES BADER Nov 3, 2016 07:58 AM

Agree with the comments by SSK. Why cant the UR doctors be any independent group of physicians appointed by the DWC. Their identities can be concealed just like the IMR doctors. In that manner the insurance carriers will not have undue influence over the doctors which are on the UR panel. Wouldn't that be much fairer to the injured worker ?

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