New York State Medical Treatment Guidelines for
Acupuncture in 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 Acupuncture.
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.
Acupuncture is recommended – in a few patients as a supplement to physical therapy and/or surgery to quicken the return to functional activity
Indications: Include joint pain, joint stiffness, inflammation and discomfort in soft tissues, paresthesia, alleviation from pain following surgery, muscular spasms, and pain in scar tissue.
Frequency: Typically, one to three times each week, with a minimum of ten treatments as clinically required and three to six treatments needed to generate impact.
Total Time Frames for Acupuncture and Acupuncture with Electrical Stimulation
Time frames are not meant to be applied to each of the above sections separately. The time frames are to be applied to all acupuncture treatments regardless of the type or combination of therapies being provided.
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.
We understand the importance of your workers compensation cases. Let us help you navigate through the maze of dealing with the workers compensation insurance company and your employer.
We understand that this is a stressful time for you and your family. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us so we will do everything we can to make it as easy on you as possible.