New rule meant to speed treatment of injured workers

by Andrew Bainbridge | Nov 15, 2014 | Workplace Accidents and Injuries

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has adopted a new rule meant to help injured workers get quicker access to medications needed to treat their injury.

The rule allows injured workers to get prescriptions filled while their claims are being determined.

The rule is especially important for workers who don’t have health insurance and can’t pay for their medication while awaiting for their claim to be approved, according to the bureau.

In cases where the prescription is filled, but the claim is eventually denied, the cost of the medication will be charged to the bureau and not the injured worker’s employer.

The rule is expected to become effective on Feb. 1.

By Mark Williams-Columbus Dispatch

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