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New York Workers’ Compensation Webinar: Medical Treatment Guidelines (3 PM EST Session)

Title: “Medical Treatment Guidelines: New York Workers’ Compensation, 3 PM EST Session”

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In this LIVE webinar on Monday, August 16, 2021 at 3 PM EST, Greg Lois leads a discussion and answers questions on medical benefits in New York. This webinar is offered at two different times, always on the Third Monday of the month, at 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM EST.

We will discuss:

  • The basics of the Medical Treatment Guidelines.
  • Overview of variances and authorizations.
  • Review the Drug Formulary and Medical Fee Schedule.
  • Answers to common medical treatment issues.

Join us by registering for the New York Workers’ Compensation Webinar Series, 3 PM EST Session on August 16, 2021 at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7249849108834235650

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. This webinar is also offered earlier, at 12 PM EST also the Third Monday of the month. You can register for the 12 PM EST Session here.

New York Workers’ Compensation Webinar: Medical Treatment Guidelines (12 PM EST Session)

Title: “Medical Treatment Guidelines, New York Workers’ Compensation, 12 PM EST Session”

Register for our monthly webinar series:

Register for this Webinar, 12 PM EST Session

In this LIVE webinar on Monday, August 16, 2021 at 12 PM EST, Greg Lois leads a discussion and answers questions on medical benefits in New York. This webinar is offered at two different times, always on the Third Monday of the month, at 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM EST.

We will discuss:

  • The basics of the Medical Treatment Guidelines.
  • Overview of variances and authorizations.
  • Review the Drug Formulary and Medical Fee Schedule.
  • Answers to common medical treatment issues.

Join us by registering for the New York Workers’ Compensation Webinar Series, 12PM EST Session on Monday, August 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2268573251846804738

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. This webinar is also offered in a second session, also the Third Monday of the month, at 3 PM on the same day. You can register for the 3PM EST Session here.

The New York Drug Formulary is Coming: What You Need to Know NOW!

Title: “The New York Drug Formulary is Coming: What You Need to Know NOW!”

Attorney Greg Lois leads a presentation and discussion on the new Drug Formulary which goes into effect on December 5th in New York. Here’s what you need to know to be ready! Practical, hands-on approach with LIVE Q & A with LOIS.

Register for our monthly webinar series:

Register for Webinars

All webinars begin with a 10-15 minute overview of a general topic, and then a Question and Answer session is held for the balance of the time. Questions can be on any topic in workers’ compensation law (not limited to the topic). Handout materials are provided in advance of each session.

Webinar: Medical Treatment and Nonacute Pain Management in New York

Title: “Medical Treatment Issues in New York.” (Medical Treatment Guidelines)

Attorneys Declan Gourley and Jeremy Janis lead a presentation and answer questions about medical treatment issues in New York workers’ compensation claims.

Register here: https://lois-llc.com/webinars/register-for-webinars/

All webinars begin with a 10-15 minute overview of a general topic, and then a Q & A session is held for the balance of the time. Questions can be on any topic in workers’ compensation law (not limited to the topic). Handout materials are provided in advance of each session.

New York Workers’ Compensation Board Announces New Hearing Process for Opioid Weaning Issues

Recognizing that opioid addiction is a major public health crisis, the New York Workers’ Compensation Board today announced a new hearing process to address opioid weaning issues. In 2014, the Board implemented the “Non-Acute Pain Medical Treatment Guidelines” (“MTG”) to address opioid usage in workers’ compensation claims.

Declan Gourley
Declan Gourley, Esq.

As the “Non-Acute Pain Medical Treatment Guildeines” makes clear, long-term opioid use is only recommended in limited circumstances, and must involve constant clinical monitoring and re-evaluation. The guidelines also includes best practices for safely weaning injured workers from opioids and other narcotics.

Requesting a Hearing

Under the new process, the insurance carrier or self-insured employer can now request a hearing to address whether the claimant should be weaned from opioids. In order to request the hearing, the Board requires an IME report or Records Review, “which indicates weaning goals and recommended weaning program or resource” be submitted with the RFA-2.
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