The Department of Workers’ Claims Announces Treatment Guidelines and Pharmaceutical Formulary Provider

Frankfort, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2018) – The Department of Workers’ Claims (DWC) announces the adoption of ODG by MCG as its treatment guidelines and pharmaceutical formulary provider. 

Pursuant to KRS 342.035, as amended in 2018 by House Bill 2, the commissioner of the Department of Workers’ Claims is directed to develop or adopt a pharmaceutical formulary and medical treatment guidelines for use in the treatment of work injuries and occupational diseases. In compliance with that statutory mandate, Commissioner Robert L. Swisher announces the adoption of ODG by MCG.  

“We are honored to add Kentucky to the roster of ODG-mandated states, joining the neighboring states of Ohio, Tennessee, and Indiana. The Department of Workers’ Claims and the Medical Advisory Committee should be commended on a thorough, transparent evaluation of evidence-based guidelines and formulary options, placing confidence in a proven solution,” commented Phil LeFevre, Managing Director, ODG by MCG. “The ODG by MCG team is prepared and excited to work with DWC and stakeholders on a successful implementation to deliver improved outcomes for injured workers and the system. Complementary training and support will be offered including Webinars and onsite visits.”

The Department of Workers’ Claims is in the process of drafting administrative regulations implementing the ODG formulary and medical treatment guidelines and establishing their effective dates. 
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About Kentucky Labor Cabinet and Department of Workers’ Claims 
The Department of Workers’ Claims is committed to improving customer service and reducing costs to our customers in the Commonwealth. The Department of Workers' Claims is the agency primarily charged with the administration of the Kentucky program and has exclusive jurisdiction over workers' compensation claims. https://labor.ky.gov/comp/Pages/default.aspx

About ODG by MCG 
ODG by MCG provides unbiased, evidence-based guidelines that unite payers, providers, and employers in the effort to confidently and effectively return employees to health. More information on ODG can be found at www.mcg.com/odg, while questions or training requests can be directed to the ODG Helpdesk, at odghelp@mcg.com. 

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