Below are draft versions of proposed Non-Acute Pain Medical Treatment Guideline (MTG), as well as changes to the existing neck, back, shoulder, and knee and carpal tunnel syndrom MTGs. These new guidelines supplement and update current recommendations on chronic pain contained in our existing MTG. Among the highlights, the draft MTG includes state-of-the-art recommendations regarding the long-term use of narcotics for the treatment of pain.
Please review the proposed MTGs and submit any comments or recommendations to NAP@wcb.ny.gov on or before June 10, 2013. After review and consideration of stakeholder feedback, the Board will finalize the Non-Acute Pain MTG and revisions to the existing MTGs, which will be published as part of the formal rulemaking process.
The proposed changes are set off in italics where they occur in each document. The revisions support the new Non-Acute Pain Guidelines: