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Workers' Compensation Committee Update

Staff Contact: Lev Ginsburg
April 18, 2018

Workers' Compensation Proposals

The state Workers’ Compensation Board has announced that in June it will be proposing regulations to increase medical provider fees, adopt new medical forms, and make other program changes, for the purpose of “increasing provider participation in the workers' compensation system and improving injured workers' access to timely, quality medical care.” The board expects to formally propose the medical fee schedule update in June, with the intent that they be effective for services provided on or after October 1, 2018. In addition, the Board will be consolidating and eliminating forms, including converting to the use of the CMS-1500 form which is the universal claim form used by medical providers to bill health insurers. The board did not provide any estimates of the potential impact on comp insurance rates. The Business Council will be reviewing and commenting on the draft rules.

Lev Ginsburg, Esq. | Director of Government Affairs
The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
111 Washington Avenue, Ste 400 | Albany, NY 12210
lev.ginsburg@bcnys.org