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Health Care Service Board Information

We answer the questions you have about the Health Care Service Board.

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.

Under the statutory mandate MGL c.152 § 8(4) and § 11A, the HCSB has the responsibility to develop the eligibility criteria in order to select and maintain the Impartial Physician Roster.

Additional Resources for HCSB and the DIA's impartial physician program

Medical rates

Medical rates are set by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. (Scroll down to FAQs to find the rates)

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