Workers Compensation Drug Formulary – SB 936 - 4/26/18
Written by Legislative Consultant, Bruce Hironimus

The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed Senate Bill 936 on April 17, 2018. Senate Bill 936 would establish a drug formulary for the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation system through the use of a Utilization Review Organizations (URO); ensuring high quality treatment, fair prices, all without system and drug abuse.

This reform to the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation System is intended to increase efficiency, control costs, while protecting workers from scams and potential addiction. There is currently no drug formulary in the Workers Compensation System as there is in every other type of insurance - including Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP, and every private insurance plan. Governor Wolf has not indicated his intentions to sign or veto the measure.