COVID-19

Developments
August 17, 2020

Florida Publishes 2020 COVID-19 Report

A report on claim data up to July 31st.
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August 14, 2020

COVID-19 Telehealth Updates

Telehealth extensions in Colorado, Texas, and New York.
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August 7, 2020

California Releases Online COVID-19 Interactive App

Information from nearly 15,000 COVID-19 claims broken down by industry, demographics, and more.
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August 3, 2020

Department of Labor Audit: COVID-19’s Impact on Comp

A new report on how federal workers’ comp claims have been impacted.
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July 27, 2020

Virginia Adopts Workplace Safety Standards for COVID-19

Standards are in place for PPE, social distancing, testing procedures, and more.
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June 29, 2020

NCCI Issues Q2 Economics Briefing

An exploration of job loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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June 24, 2020

States Limit COVID-19 Liability

Could Arkansas and Louisiana start a trend?
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June 21, 2020

WCIRB Examines COVID-19’s Impact on California Comp

WCIRB analyzes historic data on economic cycles.
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May 26, 2020

CWCI Explores Integration of COVID-19 Claims

COVID-19 claim data was gathered in a survey to understand impacts to comp.
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May 26, 2020

FDA Nixes Certain COVID-19 Antibody Tests

This announcement impacts 31 antibody tests.
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May 13, 2020

Saliva Test with At-Home Collection Authorized

Saliva samples collected at-home must be sent to the designated lab.
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Texas Reminds Providers Certain Exams Must Be Done in Person

Maximum medical improvement (MME) and impairment rating (IR) evaluations cannot be done remotely.
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April 27, 2020

NCCI Publishes COVID-19 Resource Center

Lists of compiled information on telehealth, public notices, and more.
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April 21, 2020

Update on Antibody Testing

Testing for COVID-19 antibodies is not a conclusive test for infection.
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April 21, 2020

FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 Test for At-Home Sample Collection

This is NOT an at-home test. Samples collected at home must be sent to a LabCorp facility.
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April 20, 2020

California State Fund Establishes Two New Funds for COVID-19

$25 million each for essential worker and essential business support funds.
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April 20, 2020

NCCI Explores Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Workers’ Comp

Information on layoffs, shutdowns, access to care, and more.
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April 14, 2020

FDA Diagnostic Testing Updates

The FDA is working to expedite the delivery of diagnostic testing for COVID-19.
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April 13, 2020

New York Postpones Formulary Deadlines

Providers receive more time in light of system disruptions due to COVID-19
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April 13, 2020

Louisiana Issues Emergency Prescription Rules

Emergency rules expiring April 13th expanded indefinitely.
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April 10, 2020

An Update from Our CEO Daryl Corr

A message from Healthesystems leadership.
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April 9, 2020

Kentucky Renews Order Expanding Pharmacist Powers

These provisions expire May 8, 2020, but may be regularly renewed as necessary.
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April 8, 2020

Conference Cancellations Across the Country

With mass gatherings discouraged or temporarily outlawed, many conferences have been canceled or converted to digital formats.
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March 30, 2020

California Works to Track COVID-19 Claims

The WCIRB is partnering with workers’ comp organizations across the country
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March 30, 2020

Montana Delays Drug Formulary for Legacy Claims

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state issued a delay in adherence.
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March 27, 2020

FDA Addresses Manufacturing Disruptions

Will disruptions in manufacturing result in drug shortages?
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March 19, 2020

NSAID Use and COVID-19

FDA investigates claims that NSAID use could aggravate COVID-19 symptoms.
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March 18, 2020

COVID-19 and Clinical Trials

COVID-19 drug trials are underway, but the pandemic is disrupting clinical testing.
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March 12, 2020

WCIO Updates Injury Description Tables

Cause Code 83 for Pandemic and Nature Code 83 for COVID-19 will impact future reporting for claims impacted by coronavirus.
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