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Matt Zurek, Deputy Commissioner for Health Care Management and System Monitoring, urges
insurance carriers to identify all injured employees who have been prescribed Fentanyl Transdermal
Patches and/or MS-Contin, which will both require preauthorization beginning on February 1, 2016.
Mr. Zurek advises sending written notification to the injured employee, prescribing doctor, and
pharmacy informing them of the need for preauthorization to allow adequate time to discuss ongoing
treatment if Fentanyl Transdermal Patches or MS-Contin are currently being prescribed. Sample
notification letters for use by insurance carriers are available through the TDI-DWC website at