Worker’s Compensation Board to Issue New Medical Treatment Guidelines, May 2022

In December 2010 the Workers’ Compensation Board issued the Medical Treatment Guidelines as a set of treatment guidelines with separate guidelines that cover the Neck, Back, Shoulder, Knee, Carpal Tunnel, and Non-Acute/Chronic Pain. The Board announced that eleven (11) new medical guidelines will become effective in May 2022.

The new treatment guidelines are patient specific. The therapy and medication recommendations vary in great detail contingent upon each individual injury. The diagnosis and treatment are based on evidence tables. That means that every diagnosis and treatment outlined in the guidelines should coordinate with the evidence tables to confirm the condition and severity.

The Board also announced that the paper-based claims systems and eCase system will be replaced with a single, web-based platform called OnBoard. All requests for medical treatments will be made through the new system. The providers will still be required to submit a variance for authorization to do something that varies from the medical guidelines.

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