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Medical Treatment Guidelines Training

A message from the Chair of the NYS Workers' Compensation Board, Robert Beloten:

Chair Robert E. Beloten

"Welcome to the New York State Workers' Compensation Board's training program for our new mandatory Medical Treatment Guidelines. The implementation of these evidence-based Guidelines represents a dramatic change in how medical care is delivered in our system. It is my hope that the Guidelines will improve both the quality and timeliness of medical care while reducing unnecessary system costs. The success of the Guidelines depends on your contribution which is why I want to thank you for your participation today."

General Objectives

The Medical Treatment Guidelines educational programs have been developed to address the needs of specific audiences, including medical providers, lawyers, carriers, and provider office staff. The programs provide instruction about the Guidelines' general principles, the substantive Guidelines for the four body parts, new processes and forms, and case studies that provide real life examples of how the Guidelines will impact the care and treatment of the injured worker.

The Medical Treatment Guidelines represent a major change in the way the workers' compensation system operates. Both providers and payers will have to modify their procedures to conform to the Guidelines and the new processes that implement them.

After completing the Medical Treatment Guidelines Training, participants will:

Training Programs

The Workers' Compensation Board has developed several training programs designed to meet the specific needs of the different constituencies who will use the Medical Treatment Guidelines. The programs introduce the General Guideline Principles; recommended diagnostic tests and treatment for injuries and illnesses to the neck, mid and low back, shoulder, knee, and carpal tunnel syndrome; forms and processes; and case studies to demonstrate the appropriate application of the Guidelines. The goal is to provide a common understanding about the Guidelines' content and how it functions to facilitate implementation and ease the transition.

NOTE: In support of the 2013 update to the Medical Treatment Guidelines, several courses were updated and new courses were added. If you took the training in 2010 we recommend that you take the following courses in the appropriate program to familiarize yourself with the Medical Treatment Guidelines program changes: 2013 Medical Treatment Guidelines Update, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Guidelines, and (where applicable) Pre-treatment Forms and Processes.

eLearn Registration Process

At the bottom of this page you will find 5 programs. Select the program you wish to take; then select a course. The first time you select a course you will be directed to a registration screen. Select Do not have an account yet? Click here to register underneath the log in fields.

You will be asked to enter basic information (name, email, employer/company name, and industry). Please carefully enter your email address as a confirmation email containing an activation link will be sent to you. If you don't receive this confirmation email within 10 minutes, please re-register, again being careful to enter the correct email address.

You should also make certain that your email settings will not block an email from

Note: If you are seeking CME, CCE or CEH credits, you will be asked to provide additional information.

Once you have completed the registration process and activated your account with the link in the confirmation email, when you select a course you will be taken to the log in screen where you enter your email address and your last name.

If you have previously registered, you will be taken directly to the eLearnNY login page when you select a course.

You are encouraged to take any of the available programs and courses. If you want to earn Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Chiropractic Education (CCE) credits, or Continuing Education Hours (CEH) for Physical Therapists, there are specific courses that you must complete. Follow the links below for more information.

There are links to handouts in the courses that you can print for your future use; these handouts can also be found on the References web page . You can return to the training courses at any time for future reference.

Please select the program that you wish to take: