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Overview

In December 2010, the New York State Workers' Compensation Board implemented a program of medical treatment guidelines (MTG) that fundamentally changed the delivery of health care to injured workers. The MTG program included four comprehensive, evidence based guidelines for the treatment of injuries and illnesses involving the neck, back, shoulder and knee. These guidelines were the mandatory standard of care for dates of service on or after December 1, 2010. On March 1, 2013, the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Guidelines, updated versions of the current MTGs and a new maintenance care program were adopted. Non-Acute Pain Guidelines as well as updated versions of the current Medical Treatment Guidelines are effective for dates of treatment on or after December 15, 2014.

Please contact the Medical Director's Office at 1-800-781-2362 or WCBMedicalDirectorsOffice@wcb.ny.gov with any questions regarding this program.


What's New to Medical Treatment Guidelines Program

November 12, 2014