California Formulary News

by myMatrixx

Legislation mandating a formulary, AB 1124, has been approved by the California legislature and has been sent to Governor Jerry Brown (D).   AB 1124 provides the framework for the Division of Workers’ Compensation to approve a drug formulary using evidence-based medicine. The formulary will be a part of the medical treatment utilization schedule (MTUS) and is scheduled to be effective on or before July 1, 2017.

The administration has already initiated stakeholder discussions. A public hearing was held on September 8, 2015. The importance of PBM clinical tools was discussed during the hearing. myMatrixx will be sharing experiences in implementing formularies with the Division throughout the public rulemaking process.

A link to the adopted legislation is here

An analysis of AB 1124 is here