On January 1, 2020, additional medical providers have been authorized to treat claimants under the New York State workers’ compensation system. Physicians, chiropractors, podiatrists, and psychologists are joined by physical therapists, occupational therapists, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers, and acupuncturists as Board-authorized providers. Not all approved providers have blanket approval from the Board, though. The differences in approval of the expanded providers give the carriers and self-insured employer the upper hand in some situations under New York State workers’ compensation.
Of note, …Continue Reading