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DWC Announces Public Meeting on September 8 to Discuss Evidence-Based Drug Formulary—Note New Date and Location

Posted about 2 years ago by Denise Souza

NOTE:  NEW DATE AND TIME

The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has rescheduled its public meeting to discuss issues related to developing an evidence-based drug formulary for use in the workers' compensation system. The meeting, previously scheduled for September 14, will now be held:

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Place: Elihu Harris State Office Building – Room 2, Second Floor
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.

To access this DIR announcement on line:  http://www.dir.ca.gov/DIRNews/2015/2015-78.pdf