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DWC Announces Public Meeting on September 14 to Discuss Evidence-Based Drug Formulary

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Newsline No.: 2015-78 Date: August 17, 2015

DWC Announces Public Meeting on September 14 to Discuss Evidence-Based Drug Formulary
The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has scheduled a public meeting to
discuss issues related to developing an evidence-based drug formulary for use in the
workers' compensation system.

The meeting will be held:
Date: Monday, September 14, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Place: Elihu Harris State Office Building – Auditorium
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612

This meeting is an opportunity for the public to provide input to the Division on
developing and implementing a formulary. DWC will facilitate discussion on how to best
achieve the intended goals of an evidence-based drug formulary in the workers'
compensation system, which include the following:

  • Improve appropriate care through the dispensing of evidenced-based medicine
  • Expedite pharmaceutical treatment for ill and injured workers
  • Reduce delays, including the reducing the need for elevated utilization review and independent medical review
  • Improve efficient delivery of medical benefits and reduce administrative costs.

http://www.dir.ca.gov/DIRNews/2015/2015-78.pdf