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Indiana’s Governor Signs SB 294 into Law


myMatrixx President Artemis Emslie applauds Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) for recently signing SB 294 into law. “SB 294 includes a very important reform provision for patient safety and for controlling the high costs associated with physician dispensing of medication under Indiana’s Workers’ Compensation Act”. SB 294 includes a reform provision enhancing the state law that …

FDA Drug Information Update: Acetaminophen


Clinical News – January 15, 2014 In January 2011 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked manufacturers to limit the amount of acetaminophen in each dose (tablet or capsule) to no more than 325mg by January 14, 2014 for all prescription products. The FDA is now requesting that health care professionals discontinue prescribing and …

Michael Geis Promoted to Chief Information Officer


Tampa, Florida, January 10, 2014 – myMatrixx®, a pharmacy benefit management company for workers’ compensation programs, announced today that Michael Geis has been promoted to Chief Information Officer. He joined the company in 2011 as the Vice President of Information Services responsible for the organization’s IT infrastructure, security and compliance. During his tenure, Mike has demonstrated …

Texas, Oklahoma & Alabama Regulatory Updates


Treatment Guidelines •   The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission (OWCC) has proposed emergency rules to implement the Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act, including rules which would establish a closed formulary and a transition period for legacy claims. The closed formulary definition is similar to the definition adopted in Texas with one important difference.  Drugs that are not …

Potential Impact of Medical Marijuana in Workers’ Comp


Employers urged to set policies on marijuana The legalization of medical marijuana in nearly two dozen states has the workers compensation industry on guard for a potential surge of claims seeking payment for the drug. The National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. highlighted medical marijuana as one of the top emerging workers comp issues to …