Board Releases Updated Medical Forms

On August 28, 2009 the WCB released a revised set of C-4 forms. We recommend you utilize the new C-4, which now includes an item in the ‘Doctors Information’ section to include “billing group” and “practice name.” This is expected to reduce payment problems. Form C-4 AMR may now be used in place of a ‘regular’ C-4 report where a physician is only giving clearance for a surgery. For medical care providers, the new forms should be helpful as all the updated forms now include the “centralized” statewide fax number for the WCB: 877-533-0337. To encourage transition to the new forms, the Board will not enforce provider’s claims for payment using the old forms.

Greg Lois is the managing partner of LOIS LLC and dedicates his practice to defending employers and carriers in New York and New Jersey workers' compensation claims. Greg is the author of a popular series of "Handbooks" on workers' compensation, and is the co-author of the 2016 & 2017 Lexis-Nexis New Jersey Workers' Compensation Practice Guide. Greg can be reached at 201-880-7213 or glois@loisllc.com