Division Gets Pushback, Support For Draft QME Regulations

Draft regulations to boost the training and educational requirements for qualified medical evaluators (QMEs), including anti-bias training that the Division of Workers’ Compensation agreed to require of QMEs two years ago, generated significant feedback from employers and providers alike. The Division is reviewing 20-some pages of comments in preparation for starting the formal rulemaking process. … Read More »

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Drug Formulary Proposal

Department of Industrial Relations officials are still reviewing the feedback they received from a recent public comment period, but expectations are that the formal rulemaking process for a workers’ comp prescription drug formulary will begin next month. Early indications are that the Department is in for a fight over the handling of opioids at the … Read More »

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