March 18, 2018

NY WCB Issues Notice on Mandatory Use of Updated MTG Forms

Schenectady, NY – On March 1, 2013 the Medical Treatment Guidelines Improvements were announced by the Workers’ Compensation Board, including the announcement of revised Medical Treatment Guidelines forms, via Subject Number 046-516. These new forms contain changes necessary for the implementation of procedural improvements recommended by stakeholders and adopted by regulation.

Effective July 1, 2013 only the following versions of variance requests and optional approval requests will be scanned and processed by the Board:

  • Form MG-2 (2-13) (PDF) Attending Doctor’s Request for Approval of Variance and Carrier’s Response
  • Form MG-1 (2-13) (PDF) Attending Doctor’s Request for Optional Prior Approval and Carrier’s/Employer’s Response

Older versions of these forms, and replies to older versions of these forms, will not be scanned or processed by the Board after June 30, 2013.

Please contact the Board’s Medical Director’s Office at (800) 781-2362 if you have any questions regarding Medical Treatment Guidelines. Additional information on additions and improvements, as well as updated frequently asked questions, may also be found on the Board’s website under Medical Treatment Guidelines Program.

Source: NY WCB

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