Free Training Available For New York Workers' Comp Guidelines

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Reed Group®, publisher of MDGuidelines with New York State Treatment Guidelines, reminded New York workers’ compensation stakeholders today that the guidelines require use of new procedures and forms, and comprehensive training is available to help medical providers, insurers, legal professionals and others correctly adopt and incorporate the guidelines in their workflow. Reed Group now publishes NY-specific content and tools to help stakeholders navigate and comply with the NY Guidelines requirements via its industry-leading MDGuidelines reference toolset.

Reed Group®, publisher of MDGuidelines with New York State Treatment Guidelines, reminded New York workers’ compensation stakeholders today that the guidelines require use of new procedures and forms, and comprehensive training is available to help medical providers, insurers, legal professionals and others correctly adopt and incorporate the guidelines in their workflow.

Free web-based training courses are available on the New York State Workers' Compensation Board’s website. The medical provider program is accredited for CME credits; the chiropractor program is accredited for CCE credits. There are also courses designed for attorneys and claimant representatives, as well as for insurers, medical providers' staffs, and other non-medical persons.

In addition to the web-based legal training, the Board, in cooperation with Albany Law School, will offer a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program on the Medical Treatment Guidelines. The program, worth 3.5 CLE credits including .5 hours of Ethics, is scheduled for the morning of November 3, 2010, and will be broadcast to locations around the state.

Reed Group now publishes NY-specific content and tools to help stakeholders navigate and comply with the NY Guidelines requirements via its industry-leading MDGuidelines reference toolset. The new suite of guidelines tools is available through a standalone website or through simple integration with existing software applications. It includes the core NY Guidelines (which incorporates access to the required proprietary ACOEM treatment material), a tool to help align diagnosis and procedure codes more efficiently, payment tables, and other critical decision support and process efficiency tools.

MDGuidelines tools are designed to improve claims processing and case management, and therefore, to improve outcomes for injured workers, as well as to expedite processing and adjudication of claims.

“Reed Group helps all stakeholders improve outcomes related to state and federal guideline implementation and compliance by putting the best training, tools and support at stakeholder fingertips in an efficient, tailored manner to meet every group’s needs,” says Reed Group President, Guidelines, Jon Seymour, M.D. “MDGuidelines tools make it easier for legislators, state committees, regulators, payors, insurers and physicians treating injured workers to accomplish their objectives effectively and efficiently.”

For more information on the new MDGuidelines tools for New York State workers’ compensation Medical Treatment Guidelines, contact Reed Group’s Keith Mayers at 800-347-7443 or kmayers(at)reedgroup(dot)com. Or contact Reed Group’s Ken Eichler at 917-270-3921 or keichler(at)reedgroup(dot)com.

About Reed Group®
Reed Group, Ltd. is the world’s most trusted source of return-to-work information, helping companies improve employee absence outcomes. Reed Group’s data, tools, customized solutions, and case management services help reduce absence incidence and duration, and get employees back to normal, healthy lives and full productivity. Reed Group is headquartered in Westminster, Colorado. More information at http://www.reedgroup.com and http://www.mdguidelines.com.

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