In October 2018, the New York Chiropractic Council and the New York State Chiropractic Association jointly submitted comments to the New York State Workers Compensation Board (WCB) with regards to its proposed changes to the fee schedule. Included in those comments was an increase to the conversion factor within the Chiropractic Fee Schedule. We are very pleased to report that on July 3rd, 2019 the WCB has released proposed changes to the fee schedule that include an increase to the conversion factor. This increase was released along with other changes such as expanding the types of medical providers that can be authorized to treatinjured workers in the New York State workers' compensation system. Starting January 1st, 2020, licensed clinical social workers, nurse practitioners and acupuncturists, as well as current ancillary providers, including physician assistants, occupational therapists and physical therapists may apply to become a Board-authorized provider.
The proposed increase in the conversion factor will bring us closer to parity and we will continue to fight for the profession in all aspects of practice. The WCB stated that comments from the public will be accepted for 60 days from the date of the released of the proposed comments. If you wish to make a comment on the proposal, please send them to our Central Office and we will compile them for submission. The increase is proposed to begin January 1st, 2020. The WCB has published the proposed changes to the fee schedule (click the links below).
We would like to thank our President, Dr. Joseph Baudille and the Joint Insurance Committee for their diligence in this matter and we will continue to keep you informed of any announcements that the WCB may make.
W/C PROPOSED INCREASE W/C PROPOSED RULE