Bronx Workers Compensation Attorneys Voice Concern over Proposed Medical Fee Schedule Change


Bronx, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/31/2014 -- The Harris Law Group, one of the top Bronx Workers Compensation Attorney firms, has voiced its concern about the Worker Compensation Board's discussion document proposing revisions to workers' medical fee schedule.

Under the proposal, the Board suggests that the fee transition follow the RBRVS ("resource-based relative value scale"), as is done in Medicare. According to most Bronx Workers Compensation Attorneys and analysts, this move could make it harder for seriously injured workers to find proper health care.

A spokesperson for the Harris Law Group says that instead of providing incentives and improving the health care system, the move will reduce the quality of specialists and health care providers that can look after injured workers. The proposed RBRVS also doesn't account for the red tape and work that this will place on health care providers under the prevailing setup.

As it is, the difficult medical billing schedule, intricacy of the Medical impairment Guidelines and restrictions on the Medical Treatment Guidelines limit the number of providers that take part in the system. If the system undergoes the changes proposed by the Board, it becomes even more complex and discourage qualified physicians and specialists from joining.

In a statement, the Harris Law Group says that the process should be made easier, and that a good Bronx Workers Compensation lawyer should always be within reach when needed. For this reason, the firm announced that the expansion of services to reach out to more people in need.

About the Harris Law Group
The Harris Law Group is a law firm dedicated to providing the best service possible for injured and disabled workers in New York City. Among the services they offer are workers compensation, social security benefits and defense for uninsured employers.

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