Now available: Medical Treatment Guidelines training for CME credit

Now available: Medical Treatment Guidelines training for CME credit

In an email sent December 23, 2022, you were notified that the New York Medical Treatment Guidelines (MTGs) trainings would be temporarily unavailable for continuing medical education (CME) credit, while non-credit bearing courses would still be available on the Workers’ Compensation Board’s Training (No CME Credits) webpage.

The Board is pleased to share that the CME trainings* are once again available for credit. You can view these trainings and related guidance on the Board’s website.

In collaboration with its new accreditor, the Medical Society of the State of New York, the Board has updated all existing training modules and completion certificates.

MTG training background

Each of the 16 MTGs has an associated online training course, enabling you to take the courses you want, when you want. Each training provides an overview of the General Guideline Principles, conditions associated with the body part or disease, and treatment recommendations. As an added benefit, there is opportunity to obtain complimentary CME accreditation upon completion of each course for those who qualify. For staff who would benefit from the training, but do not need or qualify for CME credits, training presentations are available here.

MTG Lookup Tool

In addition to the training, the Board also has an easy-to-use MTG Lookup Tool, which is available via the Board’s Medical Portal. Through this tool, you can enter the medical condition and the treatment (including tests) you want to search and results are returned whether, per the MTGs, that condition/treatment combination is "Recommended," "Not Recommended," or "Conditional." The search results also include links to access the full MTG reference to the condition and treatment.

View a video tutorial on the MTG Lookup Tool.

The MTG Lookup Tool also has a feature that produces a Medical Treatment Guidelines Verification Summary; documentation (in PDF format) that a lookup was completed, including treatment recommendations and patient-specific case information. While this verification is not a guarantee that a bill for treatment will be paid, it can be kept by you or attached to any request for service or medical bill to an insurer as verification that the provider researched the condition and clinical intervention in question to try to determine whether the diagnostic test or treatment adheres to the recommendations set forth in the MTGs.

The full MTGs continue to be available on the Board’s website and via the Medical Portal, in the form of searchable PDF files.

Additional Resources

For more details on the MTG Lookup Tool, please visit the Medical Treatment Guidelines Training webpage. You can also view the MTG Lookup Tool video tutorial.

To access the Medical Portal, visit the Board's website and select the Medical Portal icon on the right side of the homepage.


For MTG training questions, email or call Customer Service at (877) 632-4996.

For MTG Lookup tool questions, email or call (800) 781-2362.

*Note: These courses are planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MSSNY designates these courses with American Medical Association (AMA) Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 CreditsTM. Typically, three (3) credits are assigned to each of the sixteen (16) courses. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in these programs.