Subject Numbers Regarding Health Provider Authorizations
January 25, 2021
Please see December 2020 Newly Authorized Providers for additions to the list of providers authorized to treat injured workers and/or perform independent medical examinations within the New York State workers' compensation system.
Authorized acupuncturists, nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers, physician assistants, physical therapists and occupational therapists may treat injured workers but may not perform independent medical examinations.
Physicians, chiropractors, podiatrists and psychologists may be authorized to treat injured workers, authorized to perform independent medical examinations, or both. For these care types, the authorization status is indicated by the "W", "I", or "B" at the end of the authorization number.
Physicians, chiropractors, podiatrists and psychologists with an authorization number ending in W are authorized to treat only. Those with an authorization number ending in I are authorized only to perform independent medical examinations, and those with an authorization number ending in B are authorized both to treat and to perform independent medical examinations.
Any questions regarding the authorized lists should be referred to the Medical Director's Office at (800) 781-2362.
Clarissa M. Rodriguez