The workers' compensation reform legislation signed on March 13, 2007, amended the Workers' Compensation Law to require the Chair to adopt a dental fee schedule. A Notice of Proposed Rule Making was published in the December 24, 2008, edition of the State Register. The proposed regulation incorporated by reference The Official New York Workers' Compensation Dental Fee Schedule, First Edition, March 1, 2009, and set time frames and a process for the payment of dental bills and requests for reimbursement. Public comments were accepted through February 9, 2009. The regulation was adopted by the Chair and was published in the February 25, 2009, edition of the State Register.
The Official New York Workers' Compensation Dental Fee Schedule may be examined at the office of the Department of State, 99 Washington Avenue, Suite 650, Albany, New York 12231, the Legislative Library, the libraries of the New York State Supreme Court, and the district offices of the Board in Albany, Binghamton, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Hauppauge, Hempstead, Manhattan, Peekskill, Queens, Rochester and Syracuse. Copies may be obtained from the Board by writing to New York Workers' Compensation Dental Fee Schedule, Bureau of Health Management, New York State Workers' Compensation Board, 100 Broadway – Menands, Albany, New York 12241 or by telephone at 1-800-781-2362 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dentists, self-insured employers, third-party administrators and insurance carriers may view the Official New York Workers' Compensation Dental Fee Schedule in a secure area of the Board's website from the Medical Fee Schedules link on the Health Care Information web page. First time users will need to register to obtain a user id and password to access the fee schedule.