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Office of Injured Employee Counsel Opposes Crackdown on Compounds

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Friday, October 13, 2017 | 1042 | 0 | 0 min read

The state agency that helps injured workers navigate the workers’ compensation system opposes a proposal to require preauthorization for all compounded medications. The Office of Injured Employee Counsel (OIEC) said the plan would place “an additional administrative burden” on claimants, even when their providers have requested compounds that contain only approved, or “Y,” drugs through the Division of Workers’ Compensation’s formulary. Supporters of the proposal, which was released this summer in an informal working draft, outnumbered opponents by 3...

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