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NY Workers Compensation Board – Reports on the Reform – almost two years later!

Chairman Zachary Weiss has issued The Impact of Reform on the New York Workers Compensation System
– a two year post Reform assessment of where the WCB thinks it is and where it thinks it is going…topics include:

Benefits for Injured Workers Increased for the First Time in Over a Decade
Employer Costs Were Reduced Significantly; Savings Will Grow Over Time
Claim Procedures Were Streamlined
Appealed Cases
Ensuring a Level Playing Field for All Employers
Stop-Work Orders
Self Insurance
Livery Cabs and Workers’ Compensation
Other Notable Achievements
Fraud Prevention
Pharmacy Fee Schedule
Claimant Services
Web Site
World Trade Center Outreach
Progress in Other Reform Areas
Medical Treatment Guidelines
Return to Work
Data Collection