We are pleased to announce today that Reed Group has entered into an agreement to provide our MDGuidelines New York Medical Treatment Guidelines navigation software to the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB).
The software will be used by New York WCB personnel as they implement the recently announced New York State Workers’ Compensation Treatment Guidelines.
The software will include a digital “crosswalk” that will associate ICD and CPT codes to the language in the Guidelines and further link the CPT codes to the New York State Fee Schedule.
Although the Board is not mandating or formally endorsing the use of Reed Group’s software by other stakeholders, Reed Group is making the software commercially available for use as a common platform to increase efficiencies and expedite communications between stakeholders while decreasing transactional processes and associated costs.
As we’re sure you know, the key to rapid and successful adoption of state guidelines is to make it easy to incorporate them into everyone’s daily workflow. Our new software does exactly that, and we’re pleased to provide the option of a common platform that all New York workers’ compensation stakeholders can use.
Stakeholders who may benefit from the software include insurance carriers, third party administrators, employers, medical providers who treat New York workers’ compensation patients, government agencies and attorneys.
The New York Treatment Guidelines will go into effect on December 1, 2010. More information on the Guidelines and on free training to help stakeholders learn the new forms and procedures is available at the New York WCB website.
For further information or a demonstration of the MDGuidelines New York Medical Treatment Guidelines tools, email Reed Group’s Keith Mayers (or phone 800-347-7443). Or email Reed Group’s Ken Eichler (or phone 917-270-3921) .