Kentucky will be the latest state to implement the officially injured workers' disability form, according to a statement made Monday by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Department of Workers Claims.
ODG was developed by Austin, Texas-based MCG Health LLC and is the most common form used across the states – more than a dozen have implemented the evidence-based drug list of the company.
The adoption of ODG follows Kentucky's passage of HB 2 in 2018 as a mandate for a pharmaceutical form for employee compensation. ODG, like most forms, puts drugs into two categories: drugs that are free to prescribe and those who need prior authorization. Most opioids will require prior authorization by ODG.
The form comes into force on July 1