What is the Health Care Services Board
The Health Care Services Board (HCSB) is a 14 member advisory group established by MGL c. 152, § 13. The board members are appointed by the Director of the Department of Industrial Accidents. The members represent a variety of professions concerned with the treatment and care of injured workers. By statute, the Board is made up of the following representatives:
- An ex-officio Chair
- 6 physician representatives
- 1 physical therapy representative,
- 1 chiropractic representative
- 1 dentist representative
- 1 employee representative
- 1 employer representative
- 1 public representative, and
- 1 hospital administrator representative
The members of the HCSB are volunteers and are not paid.
HCSB and the DIA's impartial physician program
The Board has no authority to appoint or remove physicians or practitioners from the Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) Impartial Roster. The DIA's senior judge has jurisdiction over the impartial unit.
Medical rates are set by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. (Scroll down to FAQs to find the rates)