Don’t Mess With Texas
Some of our most effective and highly-credentialed national physician reviewers are located in the Lone Star State. The “Don’t Mess With Texas” motto exemplifies the confident and determined manner in which Texans take care of business.
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation recently announced an informal draft rule to require that compound drugs be preauthorized. Their goal is to maintain access to these drugs but minimize fraud, cost and unnecessary use.
I’m linking to a report from the Texas DWC titled “Baseline Evaluation of the Utilization and Cost Patterns of Compounded Drugs.” This study found:
- The number of compound drug prescriptions increased almost 50% between 2010 and 2014;
- The total cost of compound drugs doubled between 2010 and 2014;
- The average cost of a compound drug prescription jumped from $356 in 2010 to $829 in 2016.
We will keep a close eye on Texas to see if this new rule does better.
Call us. We can do better.
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