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Medical Treatment Guidelines Training

Program for Continuing Medical Education Credit (CME)

INTENDED AUDIENCE: This program is intended for medical providers who are responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with work-related injuries and illnesses to the Mid and Low Back, Neck, Shoulder, Knee, and for the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Non-Acute Pain in New York State.

LENGTH: This online program consists of 9 courses


REVIEW DATE: October 2014

TERMINATION DATE: November 12, 2017

FACULTY:The courses were developed by Elain Sobol Berger, M.D., J.D. and Jaime Szeinuk, M.D., Co-Medical Directors for the NYS Workers' Compensation Board.

ACCREDITATION: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint provider ship of MSSNY and New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. MSSNY is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

FUNDING: Development and ongoing administration of this course is funded entirely by the NYS Workers' Compensation Board.

DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS: The Medical Society of The State of New York relies upon faculty in its CME programs to provide educational information that is objective and free of bias. In this spirit and in accordance with the guidelines of MSSNY and the ACCME, all speakers and planners for CME activities must disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity, that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest.

Courses Available Through Workers’ Compensation
Course Credits    Last Updated
How to Use this Training –– 2010
Introduction 0.25 2010
General Guideline Principles 0.25 2014
2014 Medical Treatment Guidelines Overview 1.00 NEW!
Overview of Forms and Processes .50 2014
Back Guidelines 1.25 2014
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Guidelines 1.0 2014
Knee Guidelines 1.25 2014
Neck Guidelines 1.25 2014
Non-Acute Pain Guidelines 3.00 NEW!
Shoulder Guidelines 1.25 2014

Courses Available on the MSSNY Website*

There are three courses available on the MSSNY website

  • Guidelines for Determining Permanent Impairment and Loss of Wage Earning Capacity, 2012
  • NYS Medical Treatment Guidelines (MTG) Understanding Variances, 2013
  • Non-Acute Pain MTG Guidelines, 2014

*Directions to locate courses at the MSSNY website:

  • At the MSSNY site, go to the grey Navigation bar under the logo and click on CME
  • Open CME/Physician Education link
  • Click on Online CME Courses
  • Scroll to the end of the list for Workers’ Compensation