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DWC Plans to Require Preauthorization for All Compounds

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 1069 | 0 | 0 min read

Texas plans to join Florida, Tennessee, Nevada and Oklahoma in mandating preauthorization for all compounded medications, including those containing “Y” ingredients, through its formulary. California also will require prior approval when its formulary is implemented Jan. 1. After learning of huge increases in utilization and costs of compounds, Texas Rep. Rene Oliveira, D-Brownsville and chairman of the House Committee on Business & Industry, introduced a bill that would give the Division of Workers’ Compensation the authority to exclude compounds from the closed formul...

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