General Guideline Principles for Diagnostic Testing
for workers compensation patients
The New York State workers compensation board has developed these guidelines to help physicians, podiatrists, and other healthcare professionals provide appropriate treatment for Diagnostic Testing.
These Workers Compensation Board guidelines are intended to assist healthcare professionals in making decisions regarding the appropriate level of care for their patients with ankle and foot disorders.
The guidelines are not a substitute for clinical judgement or professional experience. The ultimate decision regarding care must be made by the patient in consultation with his or her healthcare provider.
Diagnostic Testing of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
The clinical item and bodily part under investigation specify the factors to be taken into account during diagnostic testing. To ensure that additional diagnoses are not present, testing frequently used to identify other conditions is frequently necessary.
This shouldn’t be used as a reason for randomly ordering tests. Instead, if there is a good chance that the diagnostic is true, tests ought to be requested. The bar for requesting a test may occasionally be lower if the consequences of failing to make a diagnosis are severe.
Imaging tests can detect abnormalities that are compatible with one of the chronic pain diagnoses, such as edema, demineralization, or osteoporosis, although these are typically non-specific findings. Different avenues of clinical research and potentially useful technologies are meant to help with objective decision-making
What our office can do if you have workers compensation injuries
We have the experience to help you with their workers compensation injuries. We understand what you are going through and will meet your medical needs and follow the guidelines set by the New York State Workers Compensation Board.
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