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State-Imposed Restrictions on Gabapentin

Medicare Set-Aside Blog, MSAs, Rx/Pharmacy on January 8, 2020
Posted by Leah King, PharmD, JD, Independent Pharmacy Consultant

In recent years, we have seen a growing number of instances where federal law and state law are not in perfect alignment with regard to certain medications. As one example, we’ve seen a number of states pass laws allowing for the medical and/or recreational use of marijuana compounds even though marijuana is classified as a […] Continue

CMS to Host Two Webinars to Highlight New Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Electronic Attestation Enhancements

CMS, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, MSAs, Professional Administration on October 4, 2019
Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD, CMSP

CMS issued an alert today regarding two upcoming webinars to highlight new Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Electronic Attestation Enhancements.  The first webinar, which will be held on October 30, 2019, will be for Medicare beneficiaries. The second webinar, will be held on November 6, 2019, and will be for Professional Administrators.  Complete details for […] Continue

Gabapentin Abuse on the Rise

FDA, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, MSAs, Rx/Pharmacy on April 25, 2019
Posted by Leah King, PharmD, JD, Independent Pharmacy Consultant

All of the focus on the opioid crisis may have overshadowed a growing trend of abuse and misuse for another drug that’s well known to those of us in the workers’ compensation industry . . . gabapentin. Ironically, the growing trend of gabapentin abuse is related to the opioid crisis. In an effort to adhere […] Continue