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Board's New Medical Policy Director Too Cozy With Employers, Insurers, Attorneys Charge

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 667 | 0 | 80 min read

The New York Workers' Compensation Board dropped what some worker advocates are calling another bombshell amidst the agency's long-simmering hostilities with some members of the claimants' bar. The board appointed Dr. James Tacci to the newly created position of medical policy director. Tacci is a professor at the University of Rochester's occupational medicine center and a workers' comp independent medical examiner. He will work with Dr. Brian Gordon, who was named medical director, taking over for Dr. Elain Sobol Berger, who retired earlier this year. But Tacci has ...

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