Workers Compensation Press Updates

  • SMART Act interim rules spark criticism
    As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services prepares rules on Medicare Secondary Payer compliance, sources say CMS isn’t working quickly enough to implement changes to ease workers compensation and liability claim settlements.
  • Texas cuts prescribing of addictive drugs with closed formulary mandate
    The success in Texas of mandating a closed formulary that has sharply reduced prescribing drugs considered inappropriate to treat workers compensation claimants is attracting the attention of other states.