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Formulary Finalized, but Treatment Guidelines Shunned

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | 810 | 0 | 11 min read

Arkansas has finalized its workers’ compensation drug formulary and will become the first state to adopt one without evidence-based treatment guidelines, officials said Monday. The formulary is effective July 1 for new claims on that date and afterward, and does not address legacy claims. There are no plans to adopt treatment guidelines, a top regulator told WorkCompCentral on Monday. Instead of going with a national model, the Workers’ Compensation Commission chose a four-year-old formulary created by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) College of Pharm...

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