Medical Providers

All physicians 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 WCB to treat workers' compensation claimants.

All medical billing should be in accordance with the guidelines of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) Medical Fee Schedule and WCB Rules and Regulations.

When claimants are receiving medical and compensation benefits, their medical bills 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.