Finding a Healthcare Provider
You can find a list of authorized healthcare providers on the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board website (wcb.ny.gov) or by calling (800) 781-2362. Your primary healthcare physician or other doctor may be authorized by the Board. In this case, you may receive treatment from them.
If the insurer uses a set network of providers, known as a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), you are required to use authorized healthcare providers from within this network. If you are dissatisfied with your care after 30 days of treatment, you may use an authorized healthcare provider outside the PPO.
Similarly, the insurer may use a facility network for diagnostic tests, in which case you would be required to use a provider in the network for any diagnostic tests. In the case of diagnostic network of PPO, the insurer must provide you with a notice of the requirements.
Please note that in the case of a medical emergency, you may use any healthcare or diagnostic provider. In every situation, it is important to inform the medical professional that your injury or illness occurred at work. The providers will then know to forward any bills to the insurer, instead of to you.
If you retain Gilbert, Blaszcyk & Milburn, our attorneys can help you find an appropriate healthcare or diagnostic provider.
Feel free to contact the law offices of Gilbert, Blaszcyk & Milburn for a free consultation on your possible claim.
 OSHA, Workplace Violence Prevention, https://www.osha.gov/dte/grant_materials/fy10/sh-20865-10/08_workplace_violence_2012.ppt