If you’re looking for expert information on adopting the new NY Workers’ Comp Treatment Guidelines, LexisNexis video has a vidcast for you.
In it, Rebecca Shafer of Amaxx Risk Solutions interviews Reed Group’s Ken Eichler (Director of Government and Insurance Services) and Jon Seymour, MD (President, Guidelines), as well as Christopher Wolfkiel, Director of Practice Guidelines Development for ACOEM about the guidelines. Reed Group offers MDGuidelines software and content to help NY WC stakeholders more easily implement the guidelines.
In the video, Ken Eichler says: “The goal of the guidelines, really, is to expedite and facilitate the delivery of appropriate medical care to the injured worker. This will subsequently decrease transactional processes and transactional costs as well. [New York] state, however, is taking a unique position that they’re the first state to adopt treatment guidelines on this level. What the board is doing — we are working directly with them on this — is developing a [digital] crosswalk which is unique. It’s the first state to tie ICD codes to the actual text of guidelines and subsequently link in CPT codes on the state fee schedule as well.”