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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.

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