The NY State Workers’ Compensation Board just announced regulations requiring stakeholders to incorporate new state-specific medical treatment guidelines into their policies, procedures, and practices.

The following organizations will have to incorporate the NY Guidelines in their daily activities within 120 days of December 1, 2010 – and certify their on-going compliance thereafter:

  • Carriers
  • Self-insured employers
  • Third party administrators
  • Payers
  • Other stakeholders

If you’re one of these, Reed Group can help you achieve compliance quickly and cost-effectively to avoid business disruption.

As publisher of the leading clinical case management and treatment guidelines (MDGuidelines), we’re proud to announce our development and release of new content and tools to help you navigate and comply with the NY Guidelines requirements.

Our newest product is a suite of tools available on an a la carte basis through a standalone website or through simple integration with your existing software applications such as your claims systems, case management software, utilization review & physician management programs, and other tools you and your team use in your daily work.

Our suite of tools will include the core NY Guidelines (which incorporates access to the required proprietary ACOEM treatment material), a tool to help you align diagnosis and procedure codes more efficiently, payment tables, and other critical decision support and process efficiency tools.

By using these new tools on their own or pairing them with other MDGuidelines tools, you can deliver better information to your team members to help drive efficiency, compliance, and effectiveness in your organization.

You can find an overview of the announcement here and the complete text of the regulations here. You can also follow links at the Workers’ Compensation Board’s website at

We stand ready to help you ensure compliance and deliver improved productivity to your organization. The team at Reed Group will be providing extensive training in Guidelines tool use throughout the state in the near future.

You can follow developments right here on this blog, on Twitter at @ReedGrp, or on our website at

We will be sure to keep you apprised of developments in NY and in other states promulgating treatment guidelines in the near future. We will have tools for your use in those states as well.

Please feel free to contact us for further information, a demonstration of the NY Treatment Guidelines tools, or free trial use of the broader MDGuidelines toolset.

Keith Mayers, Reed Group
10155 Westmoor Drive, Suite 210
Westminster, CO 80021