On March 28, 2016 the NYS WCB hosted an informational webinar and feedback session regarding the web based Medical Portal they have been developing. It was attended by the NYSCA WC Committee. As you may know, this is part of the larger Business Process Reengineering Project that they have been undergoing and the NYSCA has been engaged in for several years.
At present, the Medical Portal is slated to be opened during the Summer of 2016 (exact date to be announced). Initially the Medical Portal will be focused on authorization requests and carrier responses, but will eventually including billing, hearings and other procedures as well. For chiropractors, authorizations and responses will be primarily centered around variances requests (MG-2 & MG-2.1). The initial phase is optional for providers, but mandatory for payers. Legal Counsel will also have access.
For those who want more information, FAQs and WCB presentations are available for your review here:
The NYSCA WC committee encourages those with interest or concern to engage in the process before it goes live. The next series of interactive webinars from the WCB is on April 7, 2016 from 8-9am or 12-1pm. Log in details are here. The WCB invites you to attend and ask questions or concerns.
- The NYSCA WC Committee