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New York State
Workers' Compensation Board
OFFICE OF THE CHAIR
328 State Street  Schenectady, New York 12305
Governor David A. Paterson


Subject No. 046-455

New Reimbursement Rates For Inpatient Hospital Care

Date: December 17, 2010

Pursuant to New York Public Health Law § 2807-c(1)(b-1), the workers' compensation fee schedule for inpatient hospital care tracks New York Medicaid rates, with limited statutory modifications. The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is required by statute to promulgate the workers' compensation rates. The DOH has recently provided the Workers' Compensation Board (Board) with revised reimbursement rates for inpatient hospital care with discharge dates of April 1 through September 30, 2010 and October 1 through December 31, 2010. These rates are determined using the Medicaid inpatient methodology, All Patients Refined – Diagnostic Related Groups (APR-DRG). These rates also apply to treatment provided under the Comprehensive Motor Vehicle Reparations Act, Volunteer Firefighters' Benefit Law, and Volunteer Ambulance Workers' Benefit Law. The new rates are now posted on the Board's website at:

http://www.wcb.ny.gov/content/main/hcpp/MedFeeSchedules/2010medfee.jsp

 

Robert E. Beloten
Chair