Effective Date Moved for New Medical Treatment Guidelines & More

“You may have received a message that the new NYS Workers’ Compensation Medical Treatment Guidelines (MTGs) were scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2021.

Due to the health crisis currently facing New York State, the MTGs will now go into effect in the second quarter of 2021, coinciding with the launch of OnBoard: Limited Release (timeline to be communicated in the coming months). Additionally, the effective date for the Board’s Durable Medical Equipment Fee Schedule, and the date by which prescription refills must comply with the Drug Formulary, have also been changed to align with this timeframe.

Please see below for additional information on these topics and watch for further details in the coming months.

Additional Resources

To be sure you receive these updates and other Board news, make sure you sign up to receive WCB Notifications. You can also read more about OnBoard: Limited Release on the Board’s website.


Email WCBMedicalDirectorsOffice@wcb.ny.gov or call (800) 781-2362 with any questions related to MTGs, MTG trainings, MTG Lookup Tool, the Durable Medical Equipment Fee Schedule, or the Drug Formulary prescription refill compliance. Email OnBoard@wcb.ny.gov with any questions related to the OnBoard: Limited Release.”

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