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Payer Updates What Payers Need to Know

Payers

June 22, 2022

OnBoard Updates

OnBoard is now fully live as of May 2.

Today, providers and payers are using OnBoard to request and review prior authorization for Medication, Durable Medical Equipment, and Treatment/Testing, and we have hundreds of these prior authorization requests (or PARs) successfully flowing through the system each day.

To assist payers with OBLR, the Board has compiled useful information, such as training guides, webinars, and other resources.

As you continue to navigate the new system, do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance.

For any other questions, contact Customer Service at (877) 632-4996.

New/Updated Medical Treatment Guidelines Take Effect

In recent months, the Board has adopted more than a dozen new or updated MTGs. These all became effective with Phase Three of OBLR.

The Board has training available on the new and updated MTGs. Each training provides an overview of the General Guideline Principles, diagnoses associated with the body part or condition, as well as diagnostic and treatment recommendations

New Maximum Weekly Benefit Rate Effective July 1, 2022

The maximum weekly benefit rate will be $1,125.46 for compensable lost time for workers' compensation claims with dates of injury during the period from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023. Read more in Subject Number 046-1514.

Resources on COVID-19 and Workers' Compensation

Since February, the Board has been hosting a series of webinars to aid workers with long-haul COVID-19 workers' compensation claims. You can view the slides and the recorded webinar. Visit the Board's COVID-19 web page for additional resources, including downloadable fact sheets you can share with patients.

Additional webinar dates are now available!

CMS-1500 Reminders

The July 1, 2022, implementation date for the Board's transition to the CMS-1500 universal medical billing form is quickly approaching, and we want to make sure you are prepared. Please review the April 18, 2022, GovDelivery for more details.

Read more about the CMS-1500 initiative and send your questions to CMS1500@wcb.ny.gov.

Stay Informed!

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