Reed Group to Provide NY Treatment Guidelines Navigation Software for Use by New York State Workers’ Compensation Board Personnel

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 … Continued

Free Training Available for New York Workers’ Comp Guidelines

New Medical Treatment Guidelines Require Use of New Procedures and Forms. As publisher of MDGuidelines with New York State Treatment Guidelines, we are reminding New York workers’ compensation stakeholders today that the NY guidelines require use of new procedures and forms, and comprehensive training is available to help medical providers, insurers, legal professionals and others … Continued

Are You Required to Certify Compliance with the New NY State Workers’ Comp Treatment Guidelines?

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 … Continued

New York State Adopts Workers’ Comp Treatment Guidelines

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has adopted new treatment guidelines for medical care that is provided to injured workers. The New York Medical Treatment Guidelines will become the mandatory standard of care for the back, neck, shoulder, and knee, and will be effective as of December 1, 2010. The new guidelines provide guidance … Continued

Predictive Modeling: Wave of the Future

A trio of experts at a recent Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference in Florida said that while predictive modeling won’t replace knowledgeable insurance adjusters and underwriters, it is the ‘wave of the future” for the workers’ compensation industry. The panel’s remarks are covered in an excellent August 18th article by Daniel Hays, National Underwriter (P&C). The … Continued

Workplace Injury of the Week: Meniscus (Knee) Tears

Did you know that knee injuries are the second most common work-related accident? More than 3 million Americans have knee injuries each year, and the meniscus is the most commonly injured part of the knee. In the US, 61 of out every 100,000 people have experienced a meniscal tear. Knee meniscus disorders involve the medial … Continued