Any physician licensed to practice medicine in New York State may render emergency care for workers’ compensation injuries. However, in non-emergency situations, physicians MUST be authorized by the Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) to treat workers' compensation claimants.
All medical billing should be in accordance with the guidelines of the WCB Medical Fee Schedule and WCB Rules and Regulations.
Medical bills for claimants receiving medical and compensation benefits should only be sent to the workers' compensation insurance carrier. Compensable injury treatment and medical services are not to be processed through major medical insurance coverage or Medicare.