1.This form is to be used to file reports in workers' compensation, volunteer firefighters' or volunteer ambulance workers' benefit cases as follows:
PROGRESS REPORTS - Following the filing of Form C-4, Doctor's Initial Report, file this form within 15 days after initial report and thereafter during continuing treatment without further request, when a follow-up visit is necessary, except the intervals between reports shall be no more than 90 days.
When reporting on MMI and/or Permanent Impairment, use Form C-4.3.
All reports are to be filed with the Workers' Compensation Board, the workers' compensation insurance carrier, self-insured employer, and if the patient is represented by an attorney or licensed representative, with such representative. If the claimant is not represented, a copy must be sent to the claimant.
Ophthalmologists use Form C-5, Occupational/Physical Therapists use Form OT/PT-4 and Psychologists use Form PS-4 for filing reports.
2.Please ask your patient for his/her WCB Case Number and the Insurance Carrier's Case Number, if they are known to him/her, and show these numbers on your reports. In addition, ask your patient if he/she has retained a representative. If so, ask for the name and address of the representative. You are required to send copies of all reports to the patient's representative, if any.
3.This form must be signed by the attending doctor and must contain her/his authorization certificate number, code letters and NPI number. If the patient is hospitalized, it may be signed by a licensed doctor to whom the treatment of the case has been assigned as a member of the attending staff of the hospital.
4.AUTHORIZATION FOR SPECIAL SERVICES - Form C-4 AUTH should be used to request any special medical service(s) costing over $1000 or for those services requiring pre-authorization pursuant to the Medical Treatment Guidelines for the back, neck, knee or shoulder.
AUTHORIZATION FOR SPECIAL SERVICES IS NOT REQUIRED IN AN EMERGENCY
5.LIMITATION OF PODIATRY TREATMENT - Podiatry treatment is limited as defined in Section 7001 of the Education Law and Section 13-k(2) of the Workers' Compensation Law.
6.LIMITATION OF CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT - Chiropractic treatment is limited as defined in Section 6551 of the Education Law and the Chair's Rules Relative to Chiropractic Practice Under Section 13-l of the Workers' Compensation Law.
A CHIROPRACTOR OR PODIATRIST FILING THIS REPORT CERTIFIES THAT THE INJURY DESCRIBED CONSISTS SOLELY OF A CONDITION(S) WHICH MAY LAWFULLY BE TREATED AS
DEFINED IN THE EDUCATION LAW AND, WHERE IT DOES NOT, HAS ADVISED THE INJURED PERSON TO CONSULT A PHYSICIAN OF HIS/HER CHOICE.
7.HIPAA NOTICE - In order to adjudicate a workers' compensation claim, WCL13-a(4)(a) and 12 NYCRR 325-1.3 require health care providers to regularly file medical reports of treatment with the Board and the carrier or employer. Pursuant to 45 CFR 164.512 these legally required medical reports are exempt from HIPAA's restrictions on disclosure of health information.
ANY PERSON WHO KNOWINGLY AND WITH INTENT TO DEFRAUD PRESENTS, CAUSES TO BE PRESENTED, OR PREPARES WITH KNOWLEDGE OR BELIEF THAT IT WILL BE PRESENTED TO OR BY AN INSURER, OR SELF-INSURER, ANY INFORMATION CONTAINING ANY FALSE MATERIAL STATEMENT OR CONCEALS ANY MATERIAL FACT SHALL BE GUILTY OF A CRIME AND SUBJECT TO SUBSTANTIAL FINES AND IMPRISONMENT.
Complete all billing information contained on this form. Use continuation Form C-4.1, if necessary. The workers' compensation carrier has 45 days to pay your bill or to file an objection to it. Contact the workers' compensation carrier if you receive neither payment nor an objection within this time period. After contacting the carrier, you may, if necessary, contact the Board's Disputed Bill Unit, at the Albany address indicated below, for information/assistance.
IMPORTANT TO THE PATIENT
YOUR DOCTORS' BILLS (AND BILLS FOR HOSPITALS AND OTHER SERVICES OF A MEDICAL NATURE) WILL BE PAID BY YOUR EMPLOYER, THE LIABLE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OR ITS INSURANCE COMPANY OR THE UNAFFILIATED VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE SERVICE IF YOUR CLAIM IS ALLOWED. DO NOT PAY THESE BILLS YOURSELF, UNLESS YOUR CASE IS DISALLOWED OR CLOSED FOR FAILURE TO PROSECUTE.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING THIS NOTICE OR YOUR CASE, OR WITH RESPECT TO YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW, OR THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS' OR VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE WORKERS' LAWS, YOU SHOULD CONSULT THE NEAREST OFFICE OF THE BOARD FOR ADVICE. ALWAYS USE THE CASE NUMBERS SHOWN ON THE OTHER SIDE OFTHIS NOTICE, OR ON OTHER PAPERS RECEIVED BY YOU, IF YOU FIND IT NECESSARY TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE BOARD OR THE CARRIER. ALSO, MENTION YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IF YOU WRITE OR CALL THE BOARD.
LAS FACTURAS POR SERVICIOS MEDICOS INCLUYENDO HOSPITALES Y TODO SERVICIO DE NATURALEZA MEDICA SERA PAGADO POR EL PATRONO O POR LA ENTIDAD RESPONSABLE O SU COMPANIA DE SEGUROS SEGUN SEA EL CASO; SI SU RECLAMACION ES APROBADA. NO PAGUE ESTAS FACTURAS A MENOS QUE SU CASO SEA DESESTIMADO EN SU FONDO O ARCHIVADO POR NO REALIZAR LOS TRAMITES CORRESPONDIENTES.
SI USTED TIENE ALGUNA PREGUNTA, EN RELACION A ESTA NOTIFICACION O A SU CASO O EN RELACION A SUS DERECHOS BAJO LA LEY DE COMPENSACION OBRERA O LA LEY DE BOMBEROS VOLUNTARIOS O LA LEY DE SERVICIOS DE AMBULANCIAS VOLUNTARIOS DEBE COMUNICARSE CON LA OFICINA MAS CERCANA DE LA JUNTA PARA ORIENTACION. SIEMPRE USE EL NUMERO DEL CASO QUE APARECE EN LA PARTE DEL FRENTE DE ESTA NOTIFICACION, O EN OTROS DOCUMENTOS RECIBIDOS POR USTED. SI LE ES NECESARIO COMUNICARSE CON LA JUNTA O CON EL "CARRIER."
TAMBIEN MENCIONE EN SU COMUNICACION ORAL O ESCRITA SU NUMERO DE SEGURO SOCIAL.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD
Reports should be filed by sending directly to the WCB at the address below with a copy sent to the insurance carrier:
NYS Workers' Compensation Board
PO Box 5205
Binghamton, NY 13902-5202
Customer Service Toll-Free Number: 877-632-4996
Statewide Fax Line: 877-533-0337
THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD EMPLOYS AND SERVES PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION