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Formulary, Treatment Guidelines Clear Final Hurdle in Tennessee

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Friday, January 29, 2016 | 1152 | 0 | 45 min read

The Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s new medical treatment guidelines, including a closed drug formulary, will take effect on Feb. 28, implementing a key requirement of a reform measure passed by state lawmakers in 2013. The Tennessee Legislature's Joint Government Operations Committee gave the treatment guidelines and drug formulary a positive recommendation in a unanimous vote on Wednesday, clearing the way for the rule to take effect next month. “We were pleased,” said the BWC's medical director, Dr. Robert Snyder. “It’s going to give...

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