News & Articles

Carriers must identify ‘Qualified Employee.’

Under the new medical treatment guidelines recently adopted by the NY WCB and coming into effect on December 1, 2010, carriers must identify a “qualified employee” in its office whom the treating medical provider and WCB can contact in relation to a variance request.

Put simply, a variance request is where a medical provider is asking for authorization to depart from the medical treatment guidelines in case of emergency or medical plateau without improvement.

Register here.

Get articles delivered to your inbox, once a month.

Subscribe Today!