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SWCB Clears PAR Backlog

By Steve Nichols (News Contributor)

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 | 0

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board announced that it has eliminated a backlog of level three prior authorization request reviews. The board said it cut the backlog from more than 8,000 pending level three PAR reviews in May 2022 to zero by using data to identify problem areas, implementing new processes and adjusting staff resources. “Every level three PAR review is now handled within two to three weeks,” the board said. “Specifically, 90% to 95% of medication, behavioral health and durable medical equipment PARs are resolved in one day or less, ...

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