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KENTUCKY’S EMERGENCY UR AND BILL REVIEW REGULATION: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Last week, the Kentucky Division of Workers’ Claims (DWC) published an emergency regulation that introduces changes to the way that utilization review (UR) will be conducted – and reported – in Kentucky’s workers’ compensation claims. This comes after the General Assembly passed SB …
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Five Things to Remember Under Phase 2 of New York’s OnBoard Limited Release

Phase 2 of OnBoard Limited Release (OBLR) begins on Monday, April 4. As part of Phase 2, the Board will be introducing a new durable medical equipment (DME) fee schedule and introducing new requirements for submitting prior authorization requests (PARs) for DME. Here are some things to keep in mind: The old DME reimbursement formula …
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Why is the CDC Updating Their Opioid Prescribing Guidelines?

I recently finished reading the book Empire of Pain, by Patrick Radden Keefe. This best seller is an exhaustive chronicle of the Sackler family, the owners of Purdue Pharma and creators of the highly addictive painkiller Oxycontin. The publication details 3 generations of the family and provides a vivid picture of a lineage that, time …
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New York is Changing How Medications are Managed

The change goes into effect in two weeks. Here is what you need to know: Since 2020, the New York Workers’ Compensation Board has been promising to implement an entirely new, online process for requesting and approving authorization for tests in treatments in worker’s compensation claims. After more than a year of delay due to …
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Launch of The Transitions Addresses Talent Crisis

 (Preferred Medical is proud to be part of the founding of this important group) New movement to help the workers’ compensation industry address generational shift kicks off 2021 webinar series on January 21 ATLANTA, Georgia (January 19, 2021) – A free national webinar on January 21 at 3:00 p.m. EST will officially launch the year-long …
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#5kForFood and Your Health

Company launches virtual 5K to address food insecurity and health impacts from COVID-19 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 15, 2020) – Preferred Medical, a leading pharmacy benefit manager and ancillary service partner in workers’ compensation, announced a new initiative today to help foster physical and mental health while supporting those with food insecurity as a result of …
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Longtime Industry Expert Joins Preferred Medical

Company grows leadership team with addition of industry veteran as Chief Clinical Officer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 6, 2020) – Preferred Medical, a leading pharmacy benefit manager and ancillary service partner in workers’ compensation, announced today that Jim Andrews has joined the company as chief clinical officer. Andrews has over 45 years’ experience in pharmacy administration, …
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Preferred Medical Announces Leadership Changes

Board promotes two industry leaders to aid in the company’s growth and prosperity LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (March 26, 2020) – Preferred Medical announced today that it has two new changes to its Leadership team. Amy L. Wrightsel, the current Chief Operating Officer, has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer and Craig Towner, currently Senior Vice President …
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How Preferred Medical is handling Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has introduced unprecedented anxiety into businesses and personal lives around the U.S. and the world. That probably describes you. But please take one thing off your mind – Preferred Medical. Our commitment is to ensure that, from the perspective of our customers, it feels as if we are conducting “business as usual” …
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Preferred Medical Announces New Webinar Series Kicking Off May 8

Starting May 8, Preferred Medical’s Senior Vice President of Product Development and Marketing, Mark Pew, will be hosting Preferred Perspectives, a one-hour webinar from noon-1:00 pm ET. Each webinar, featuring different members of the Preferred Medical team, will discuss a different subject that is highly applicable, educational and interesting to the workers’ compensation and healthcare …
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