Medical Treatment Guidelines

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In an effort to comply with its legislative charge to assure appropriate medical care at a reasonable cost, the director of the Division has promulgated these "Medical Treatment Guidelines." These rules provides a system of evaluation and treatment guidelines for high cost or high frequency categories of occupational injury or disease to assure appropriate medical care at a reasonable cost.

Refer to Rule 17 Introduction (below) for proper application of the Medical Treatment Guidelines.

Medical Treatment Guidelines

Exhibit 1 - Low Back Pain (LBP)
Exhibit 2 - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome RESERVED.  (Incorporated into Exhibit 5)
Exhibit 3 - Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
Exhibit 4 - Shoulder Injury (SHO)
Exhibit 5 - Cumulative Trauma Conditions (CTC) (Includes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Guidelines)
Exhibit 6 - Lower Extremity (LE)
Exhibit 7 - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS/RSD)
Exhibit 8 - Cervical Spine Injury (CSI)
Exhibit 9 - Chronic Pain Disorder (CPD)
Exhibit 10 - Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)


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