General Guideline Principles for Diagnostic Studies
(Imaging, Electrodiagnostic Studies (EDX), Special Studies
Laboratory 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 Studies (Imaging, Electrodiagnostic Studies (EDX), Special Studies, Laboratory 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 Studies (Imaging, Electrodiagnostic Studies (EDX), Special Studies, Laboratory Testing) of Non-Acute Pain
When certain signs, based on the history and physical examination, are present, diagnostic investigations may be helpful. The Medical Therapy Guidelines for the relevant body part should be consulted by doctors for comprehensive information on testing techniques.
Tests should be undertaken to include something or out certain diagnoses. (For instructions on how to carry out diagnostic or repeat diagnostic procedures, see General Principal.
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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