California Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Updated MTUS Drug List Effective February 1, 2021 By Lonce Lamonte and Newsline from the CA DIR's Division of Workers' Compensation - December 28, 2020
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has issued an order updating the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS) Drug List effective February 1, 2021, pursuant to Labor Code section 5307.29.
The Administrative Director’s update order adopts changes to the MTUS Drug List based on the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) Practice Guidelines, published by Reed Group, Ltd., including the following:
· New drug recommendations addressed in the Antiemetics Guideline
· Updated Guideline References for desvenlafaxine succinate