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Payer Updates What Payers Need to Know

Payers

November 15, 2022

Board Renews Contract With NAM for Paid Family Leave Arbitration Services

National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM) will continue to provide arbitration services for the state's landmark Paid Family Leave program.

Read more in a notification dated October 14, 2022 .

Changes to Schedule Loss of Use (SLU) / EC-81.7 Process

The Board recently implemented a new process for Schedule Loss of Use awards as well as changes to the related EC-81.7 form.

These changes are detailed in a Board announcement dated November 8, 2022 , along with an important update to the process timeframe requirements.

Section 32 Waiver Agreements / Release of Liability

The Board recently issued a bulletin clarifying and expanding upon an October 8, 2021 bulletin regarding Section 32 waiver agreements and release of liability.

Read more in a notification dated September 30, 2022 .

Reminders

Use of the CMS-1500 form is now mandatory. Visit CMS-1500 initiative for more details and send your questions to CMS-1500@wcb.ny.gov.

OnBoard is now live. Visit the Board's website for training guides, webinar recordings, and other resources.

Training is available on the new and updated MTGs.

The Board has been hosting a series of webinars to aid workers with long-haul COVID-19 workers' compensation claims. Additional webinar dates are now available.

The latest versions of several Paid Family Leave presentations are now available, including family care, foster care/adoption, military leave, and bonding. Visit the Paid Family Leave website for more information.

The Board has been hosting a webinar series for health care providers who want to learn more about becoming Board-authorized to treat injured workers in the NYS workers' compensation system. If you missed our October session, you can view the slides and recording on our website.

If you are interested in applying for Board authorization, the process is easy and is done online. Read more about becoming authorized here on the Board's website.

Stay Informed!

Check out the Board's Payers Recorded Webinars and Guides web page for past webinars.

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