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Subject Number 046-1587 January 2023 Newly Authorized Health Care Providers

Subject Numbers Regarding Health Provider Authorizations

March 8, 2023

Please see January 2023 Newly Authorized Health Care Providers (MS Excel) for additions to the list of providers authorized to treat injured workers and/or perform independent medical examinations within the New York State workers' compensation system.

Physicians, chiropractors, podiatrists and psychologists may be authorized to treat injured workers, authorized to perform independent medical examinations, or both. For these care types, the authorization status is indicated by the "W," "I," or "B" at the end of the authorization number.

Physicians, chiropractors, podiatrists and psychologists with an authorization number ending in "W" are authorized to treat only. Those with an authorization number ending in "I" are authorized only to perform independent medical examinations, and those with an authorization number ending in "B" are authorized both to treat and to perform independent medical examinations.

Authorized acupuncturists, nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers, physician assistants, physical therapists, and occupational therapists may treat injured workers but may not perform independent medical examinations. Provider types are designated by the letter at the beginning of their authorization number as follows:

Acupuncturists Begins with "AC"
Chiropractors Begins with "C"
Licensed Clinical Social Workers Begins with "SW"
Nurse Practitioners Begins with "N"
Occupational Therapists Begins with "OT"
Physical Therapists Begins with "PT"
Physicians No letter designation
Physician Assistants Begins with "PA"
Podiatrists Begins with "P"
Psychologists Begins with "S"

Further information regarding Board authorized provider types may be found on the How to Become a NYS Workers' Compensation Board Authorized Provider page.

Any questions regarding the authorized lists should be referred to the Medical Director's Office at (800) 781-2362.

Clarissa M. Rodriguez
Chair