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Formal Rules on Compounds and Telemedicine Going Forward Next Month

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 387 | 0 | 0 min read

The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is on track to release formal rule-making proposals next month on preauthorization for all compounded drugs and to allow billing for telemedicine services. Jessica Barta Informal drafts for other rules also are expected in December and early next year, the agency says. The explosion of compound drugs was triggered by a loophole in the closed formulary created in 2011 to control pharmacy spending. Some prescribers of compounds have skirted preauthorization requirements by using as ingredients only “Y” (for yes) drugs i...

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