Prescription Medications

California WC Claims Remain Open Longer Than Any Other State: Breaking Down WCIRB’s Recent Study and How It Impacts Claims Payers

California has the most prolonged workers' compensation medical payouts of any state in the nation, according to a recent study from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California...

Medication Trends to Watch

It’s no surprise that prescription medications are often the biggest cost driver in a Medicare Set-Aside (MSA). Physicians routinely prescribe costly medications to treat claimants’ injuries and...

FDA Approves Generic Abilify: Potential Impact on Medicare Set-Asides

On April 25, 2015, the FDA issued approval for multiple manufacturers to market generic aripiprazole (Abilify). Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Hetero Labs Ltd., Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Torrent...

WCMSAP Rx Enhancement

The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) enhanced the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements portal (WCMSAP or portal) on October 6, 2014, by adding an additional step...

CMS Releases New Policy Regarding Hydrocodone & Other Controlled Substances

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a new policy starting January 1, 2015 regarding hydrocodone combination products and other controlled substances in relation to...

CMS Releases Training Document Regarding RX Drugs and the WCMSA Portal

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a training document regarding its upcoming plans to allow prescription drug information to be entered directly into the WCMSA Porta...