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DON’T FORGET 1996: THE CONTINUING RELEVANCE OF THE 1996 MEDICAL GUIDELINES

From the Desk of Attorney David L. Niefer   PRACTICE TIP: When considering a claimant's temporary level of disability arising out of cervical and lumbar injuries, reference should be made to the criteria set forth in the 1996 Medical Guidelines defining various levels of disability.   Although the New York State Workers' [...]

DON’T FORGET 1996: THE CONTINUING RELEVANCE OF THE 1996 MEDICAL GUIDELINES2022-04-28T10:37:34-04:00

DON’T FORGET ABOUT MTG’S WHEN EVALUATING PAYMENT OF DME’S

From the Desk of Attorney David L. Niefer   PRACTICE TIP: Although the prior authorization requirements set forth at WCL § 13-a(5) do not apply to durable medical equipment (DME), any relevant Medical Treatment Guideline (MTG) provisions still must be met and a request to vary from the MTGs filed by the [...]

DON’T FORGET ABOUT MTG’S WHEN EVALUATING PAYMENT OF DME’S2022-03-31T10:43:59-04:00