Joe Paduda of Managed Care Matters backed up OWCA Dir. Kellar’s statement on the ODG formulary and hydrocodone prescribing in a new post.
USDOL released its fiscal year 2018 budget request.
AmTrust Financial Services Inc. shares surged after members of the chief executive officer’s family agreed to inject $300 million for new shares in a private placement.
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HB592, the bill that would establish the Work Loss Data Institute’s ODG closed pharmacy formulary for workers’ comp, will finally be referred to Committee in the Senate this afternoon.
NCCI released the full video of CEO Bill Donnell’s speech at the organization’s 2017 Annual Issues Symposium.
The Texas Senate has passed legislation that affirms the authority of the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation fraud unit to conduct criminal investigations.
OWC Director Sheral Kellar released a statement in response to the passage of HB592.
The Texas Workers’ Compensation Research and Evaluation Group has released its 2017 research agenda.
The U.S. property/casualty industry posted a first-quarter 2017 net underwriting loss of $841.5 million, according to preliminary financial results from A.M. Best.