Since 2010, the Workers’ Compensation Board has developed training programs designed to meet the needs of the different constituencies who participate in the WC system and use the Medical Treatment Guidelines (MTGs). The training has courses that provide an introduction to the General Guideline Principles, recommendations for the treatment of injuries and illnesses for the Mid and Low Back, Neck, Shoulder, Knee and for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Non-Acute Pain, and an overview of the MTG related forms and processes. The training is supplemented with case studies and/or quiz questions to demonstrate the appropriate application of the General Principles and MTGs criteria.
The Board has released additional training for the new MTGs which will be effective on a date to be announced, coinciding with the launch of OnBoard: Limited Release. Continuing medical education (CME) credit is available for each of the following MTGs: Elbow Injuries, Foot and Ankle Injuries, Hip and Groin Injuries, Hand, Wrist and Forearm Injuries (including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome), Occupational Interstitial Lung Disease and Occupational/Work-Related Asthma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder* and Major Depressive Disorder*.
To maintain your knowledge base, we recommend that you take all the courses.
* Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder were posted on October 21, 2020 for a 60-day public comment period. Training for these MTGs will be adjusted if needed based on the feedback received during the public comment period.
- New! MTG Lookup Tool overview (8-minute recorded presentation). Learn how to use the Lookup Tool, accessed via the Medical Portal, to search the Board's adopted Medical Treatment Guidelines by condition, treatment or test to determine whether a particular condition/treatment combination is "Recommended," "Not Recommended" or "Conditional."
- Medical professionals
- Non-medical personnel such as insurance adjusters, medical provider office staff, attorneys and licensed representatives, etc.